Children of King's Lynn hospital staff make powerful video plea to stay at home
"They're going to work for you, so please stay at home for them."
That is the powerful message from children whose parents work at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and who are pleading with us all to keep doing our bit to fight coronavirus.
The children of 21 staff who work on the hospital's Rudham ward have taken part in a YouTube video to help promote the stay at home message.
The three-minute film was produced ahead of this evening's announcement from the government that the current lockdown restrictions will remain in place for at least another three weeks.
In it, the participants, who range in age from six weeks to 22 years, talk of their pride in the work their mums and dads are doing and their fears for if they contract the infection.
Rudham nurse Katie Savage, who organised the video, said: “The team all wanted to focus on the stay home and stay safe message and the children’s voices reflected this.
"I arranged for members of the Rudham team to take short clips of their children at home and send them to me so I could put the video together. The response so far has been fantastic!”
The video has already been viewed more than 4,000 times since it was uploaded to YouTube yesterday.
The plea comes as people across West Norfolk stepped out of their homes this evening to clap for our carers in the fourth successive week of national appreciation for the work of NHS staff and other key workers.
Earlier, North West Norfolk MP James Wild took to social media to show his support for the initiative.