The Mayor of Wolverhampton is encouraging people to nominate 'coronavirus heroes’ to be honoured with a new national award.

The Cabinet Office has created a new category in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, recently postponed until the Autumn, which recognises people who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic. 
Nominations are now open to recognise the community heroes and heroines who have done just that. Nominations are encouraged for the following categories of people:

  • frontline workers who have supported the most vulnerable members of society and those who have caught COVID-19 
  • those who have provided critical care to COVID-19 patients
  • those who have developed innovations to support the vulnerable and those with COVID-19
  • people who have gone to extraordinary lengths to keep critical services going
  • volunteers in the community or for service organisations in support of those affected by COVID-19

Councillor Claire Darke, Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton, 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 know of a coronavirus hero in Wolverhampton then this is your opportunity to nominate them and I would encourage you to do so before the deadline of 17 July, 2020. 
“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.” 

More information regarding the COVID-19 Honours is available on the Government website.  
To submit a nomination, nominators must complete a short form which can be accessed at COVID-19 honours nomination form. It is recommended that nominations for this category are made by 17 July, 2020.