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Coronavirus: The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard joins the fight against COVID-19

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Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard has returned to his most famous creation to encourage people to keep safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Shrewsbury comic book artist Charlie Adlard has come up with a unique way to encourage people to socially distance

Shrewsbury comic book artist Charlie Adlard has come up with a unique way to encourage people to socially distance

The Shrewsbury comic book artist has put his own unique spin on things, with a series of illustrations that encourage Shropshire residents to wash their hands, limit their contact with other people and get tested if they have symptoms.

The images will be familiar to fans of Charlie’s most well-known work. The Walking Dead comic books have scored legions of fans during its 15-year run and it has been adapted into one of the biggest TV shows of all time.

Charlie took inspiration from his work on 'The Walking Dead'

Charlie took inspiration from his work on ‘The Walking Dead’

Charlie said:

“Shropshire has always had a vibrant local arts scene. But the pandemic has had a massive impact on the whole range of organisations working in the county’s cultural sector – theatres, music venues, festivals and museums. Our sector makes a huge contribution to Shropshire’s economy, quality of life and communities.

“We need to come back strongly in the future. Lots of local venues have received financial support, but in order to survive we need to see people back enjoying everything Shropshire has to offer.

“To do that, we need everyone to do their bit and follow the measures designed to keep everyone safe.”

One of Charlie's unique illustrations

One of Charlie’s unique illustrations

Step Up and help us stop the spread of coronavirus:

  • Stay at Home
  • Work from home, if you can
  • You can only meet one other person not in your household or bubble, outdoors in a public place, socially-distanced.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
  • Wear a face covering in indoor settings (food shops, workplaces) where social distancing may be more difficult, and where you may come close to people who are not part of your household or bubble.
  • Anyone who has any symptoms should book a test and not leave home for at least 10 days. Those living in households should self-isolate for 14 days if they or any members of the household receive a positive test.
  • You can book a test by calling 119 or click here

For local advice and support during the pandemic (especially if you are self-isolating), call Shropshire Council’s COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 (lines open on the weekend on Saturday from 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-12pm) or visit our website at www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.