In a letter to readers in the paper, The Courier team recognises the efforts made by the NHS and key workers. The pandemic has allowed The Courier to report on moments of joy and happiness brought to life by the hard work and dedication of these workers, say publishers DC Thomson Media.
Editor of The Courier, David Clegg, said: “During this fraught and frightening period The Courier has been determined to catalogue many of the selfless acts demonstrated across our region. The carer community and the NHS have been behind so many of those positives.
“During the first period of lockdown in spring, members of the public stood on their doorsteps to clap for carers and adorned their houses with rainbows to show their support.
“Editorial staff at The Courier became concerned that as the case numbers climbed back up during the second wave there was less celebration of the amazing dedication of NHS doctors, nurses, support staff and other key workers.
“We hope this can bring back a bit of the feel-good factor of those early clap for carers moments.”
You can see the full colour wrap and leave your own tribute to the NHS here.