COVID-19

COVID-19 has been declared a global health emergency. Trusted, clear and effective communication and engagement approaches are critical to ensure that fear, panic and rumours do not undermine response efforts and lead to COVID-19 to spread even more quickly.

You can use the tools and resources in this section to incorporate community engagement and accountability into your COVID-19 operations.

Please regularly check the WHO site for the latest information on COVID-19: https://www.epi-win.com/

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2 April 2020

Guidance for RCCE country plans

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This tool, produced by IFRC, WHO, UNICEF, is designed to support risk communication, community engagement staff and responders working with national health authorities, and other partners to develop, implement and monitor an effective action plan for communicating effectively during early response to COVID-19.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

Community action guide

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This document, produced by IFRC, UNICEF and WHO, suggests key actions on how people and communities can stay safe and slow down the spread of COVID-19, particularly for contexts where you might have been asked by your local authorities to maintain physical distance or stay home.

  • Community
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

2 April 2020

COVID-19 children's booklet

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This children's booklet includes exercises and key messages on the coronavirus. The resource is designed for children aged 6+.

  • Children
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

2 April 2020

COVID-19: Three ways to help protect yourself and your loved ones (Creole)

Type:

Poster

Organisation:

IFRC

A poster in Creole on how to help protect yourself and your loved ones from contracting and spreading COVID-19.

  • Americas
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

2 April 2020

COVID-19: Know your symptoms (Creole)

Type:

Poster

Organisation:

IFRC

A poster in Creole detailing the symptoms of COVID-19 and when to get medical help.

  • Americas
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

2 April 2020

Including migrants and displaced people in preparedness and response activities: Americas

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This document provides guidance for Americas National Societies on how to include migrants and displaced people in COVID-19 preparedness and response activities.

  • Asylum seekers
  • Disease
  • Emergencies

2 April 2020

Including migrants and displaced people in preparedness and response activities: Asia Pacific

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This document provides guidance for Asia Pacific National Societies on how to include migrants and displaced people in COVID-19 preparedness and response activities.

  • Camps
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

2 April 2020

Including migrants and displaced people in preparedness and response activities: MENA

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This document provides guidance for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) National Societies on how to include migrants and displaced people in COVID-19 preparedness and response activities.

  • Camps
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

2 April 2020

Scaling-up Covid-19 outbreak readiness and response operations in humanitarian situations

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This Interim Guidance addresses specific needs and considerations required in humanitarian situations, including camps and camp-like settings and the surrounding host communities, in scaling-up readiness and response operations for the COVID-19 outbreak through effective multi-sectoral partnership.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

How to use social media to better engage people affected by crises

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

ICRC

A general guide from ICRC, IFRC and OCHA with practical tips and advice on how to use social media effectively to engage with, and be accountable to, affected people.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Crisis

2 April 2020

Tips for using social media

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This document provides a set of quick recommendations to listen, track and respond to your audiences and providing timely, accurate information about COVID-19 using social media. Editable social media content and templates are included.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

Key messages and actions for COVID-19 prevention and control in schools

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This document, produced by World Health Organization, IFRC and UNICEF, provides clear and actionable guidance for safe operations through the prevention, early detection and control of COVID-19 in schools and other educational facilities.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease