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COVID-19 Awareness Comic Strips

A partnership between the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), the United Nations Environment Programme, WESSA, Plastics SA and the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, has been established to empower children to understand COVID-19, and to encourage them to share life-saving information with those around them.

In order to make COVID-19 related information accessible, meaningful and less daunting for the younger generation, SST and partners took the initiative to develop a comic which aims to help children navigate this unprecedented pandemic in an age-appropriate way.

The comic follows the story of two twin sisters, Elli and Ella, who are trying to educate their families and friends about COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and to provide credible news to others.

Always wear a face mask in public
Always maintain social distancing of at least 1.5 metres from other people
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
Wash your hands with soap and water or use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitiser
Reduce waste by avoiding the use of single-use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as disposable masks and gloves
Delay putting your waste out for collection or drop-off by at least 5 days
Disinfect or wash reusable PPE (e.g. reusable masks and gloves) after each use