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

How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This guide provides advice on how to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement during COVID-19 operations.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

New coronavirus risk communication and community engagement strategy – Africa

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This strategy outlines the importance and priorities of Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) in the response to new coronavirus in Africa.

  • Africa
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

2 April 2020

COVID-19: Rapid assessment tool

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This tool could be used in combination with the focus group discussions (FGD) one and be adapted for key informant interviews (KII). Participant observation (PO) will as well contribute to the collection of data, and then triangulated with other sources.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Data collection

2 April 2020

Guide to run focus group discussions with community volunteers

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This guide helps you to run a focus group discussion (FGD) with community volunteers to understand the questions, rumours, suggestions and concerns they are hearing about the new coronavirus from people during their work in communities.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

Focus group discussion guide for communities

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This guide can be used to help you run a focus group discussion (FGD) with community members to find out the perceptions, questions, suggestions and rumours within the community about the new coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

The new coronavirus radio show guide and running order

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) guide can help you run an interactive radio chat show programme to provide communities with timely, accurate information about the new coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

How to do polling on social media?

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

Polling can be a fast way to ask your community about targeted information that you may need for programmatic decisions. Here are some ideas on how you can conduct polls through social media channels.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Feedback

2 April 2020

A guide for the media on communicating in public health emergencies

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

BBC Media Action

This manual produced by BBC Media Action, IFRC and US AID provides tips for media practitioners on how to help audiences during health emergencies.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

Psychological coping during disease outbreak for elderly people with chronic conditions

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

Hong Kong Red Cross

Tips for elderly people with chronic conditions and caregivers on how to reduce the negative psychological impacts that often occur in the face of a public health crisis.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

Psychological coping during disease outbreak

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

Hong Kong Red Cross

This poster provides tips on psychological coping during disease outbreak for healthcare professionals and first responders.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 outbreak

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IASC

This briefing note summarises key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The brief was last updated February 2020.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

COVID-19: Psychological coping during disease outbreak

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

Hong Kong Red Cross

Tips on how to maintain a healthy mind and cope with stress related to the public health crises such as the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease