Wolverhampton Mayor urges public to nominate 'coronavirus heroes'
Wolverhampton's mayor is encouraging the community to nominate people for a new national award.
Councillor Claire Darke, has asked the public to nominate "coronavirus heroes" for a new category in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
The Coronavirus Heroes honour was created by the Cabinet Office and aims to recognise people who are have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.
This includes those who have provided critical care, those who have developed innovations to support vulnerable people, who have kept critical services going and volunteers in the community.
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Councillor Darke said the virus had shown how people could support each other during a crisis.
She said: "The coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult time, but there have been some great examples of people supporting one another.
"In recognition of this, the Government has created the Coronavirus Heroes honour.
"If you are thinking of making a nomination, please remember to be discrete, as the recipient should not know that they are being nominated, to make it a nice surprise if they win."
To submit a nomination, nominators must complete a short form at gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-honours-nomination-form by Friday, July 17.