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Postcards from behind the COVID curtain

Postcards from behind the COVID curtain

Be part of a beautiful new project Postcards from behind the COVID curtain

We want to hear all about your COVID-19 experiences from behind the COVID curtain. What are you hating, what are you loving, what are you doing to fill in your days... all those jobs you've been putting off or nothing at all?

The South Australian Government has funded Postcards from behind the COVID curtain (POSTCARDS), as an opportunity for older South Australians to record their experiences during this extraordinary period.

How to take part:

Contact COTA SA to register and you will receive a pack with two Postcards.

  • Postcard 1 - Is a reply paid postcard [no stamp required] which you simply fill in with your COVID 19 experience; a story, a sketch, a poem, a letter - or anything else you can think of as long as it is in your own handwriting, then pop in the post back to us. At the end of the project we will collate and share the postcards in an exhibition as part of ZestFest 2021.
  • Postcard 2 - Can be sent to anyone you choose. You may wish to rekindle contact with someone you have lost touch with, a mate who may need cheering up, a new friend, or pop it in a neighbour's letterbox. We encourage you to use this small act of kindness to bring a smile to someone during the COVID-19 restrictions.

Share your Postcards Story

Have you been the lucky recipient of someone’s second postcard? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Did it help to brighten up your day, rekindle contact or let you know you’re not alone? You can tell us about it by dropping us an email at postcards@cotasa.org.au – or take a picture and send it on.

Register Now

We'd love to hear from you. To get your pack and be part of this wonderful project please contact COTA SA by:

Phone - 08 8232 0422
Email - postcards@cotasa.org.au
Mail - GPO Box 1583, Adelaide SA 5001

Please include you name, phone number, postal address and how many packs you would like sent (if you are ordering for a friend or organisation).

The closing date for submissions is 31 August 2020

Postcards from behind the COVID curtain, is a ZestFest project, designed to encourage South Australians aged 50+ to reflect on the highs and lows of the COVID lockdown measures and to share these with us so we can form an exhibit and to keep a non-electronic repository of older peoples experience d
uring this unusual time in our lives. The second postcard is intended to bring a moment of joy and connectedness to those who may be experiencing loneliness or feelings of isolation during this time.