The listing was postponed this 12 months in order to contemplate nominations of individuals enjoying essential roles throughout the first months of the COVID-19 effort
Doctors, nurses, fundraisers and volunteers who’ve made “outstanding contributions” to the U.Okay.’s coronavirus response will likely be recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours listing to be unveiled on October 10, Downing Street stated on Sunday.
The listing, which is historically printed in early June to coincide with the 94-year-old monarch’s official birthday celebrations, was postponed this 12 months in order to contemplate nominations of individuals enjoying essential roles throughout the first months of the COVID-19 effort.
Downing Street stated that following approval from Queen Elizabeth II, tons of of further individuals will likely be honoured for his or her contributions tackling the lethal virus on the frontline and in their communities. They will seem alongside recipients that had been already as a result of be recognised for a broad vary of achievements earlier than the pandemic.
“As we all redouble our efforts to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives this winter, I am pleased we have an opportunity to recognise those who have given so much to this country already,” stated Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“The coronavirus pandemic is the greatest health challenge in our lifetime. We all have to play our part, but the dedication, courage and compassion seen from these recipients, be it responding on the frontline or out in their communities providing support to the most vulnerable, is an inspiration to us all.
“We owe them a debt of gratitude and the 2020 Queen’s Birthday honours will be the first of many occasions where we can thank them as a nation,” he stated.
This 12 months’s so-called “bumper list” follows Mr. Johnson’s name in May for nominations for these going over and above in response to the pandemic.
As the primary listing to include COVID-19 nominations throughout the ongoing pandemic, the 2020 Queen’s Birthday listing is designed to prioritise frontline and neighborhood heroes.
The recipients, together with aged fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore, are described as “outstanding examples” of the contributions that are nonetheless being made proper throughout the U.Okay., and are symbolic of the “ongoing, collective national effort”.