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.

Additional resources can be found in the following resource libraries:

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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

2 April 2020

Support for staff, volunteers and communities in an outbreak of COVID-19

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This briefing note provides background knowledge on the MHPSS aspects related to COVID-19 and suggests MHPSS activities that can be implemented. The messages can be helpful for those in contact with patients or relatives and feel the strain of working and living during the epidemic.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

Key tips and discussion points: For community workers, volunteers and community networks

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

Tip and discussion points for community workers, volunteers and community networks working on COVID-19 produced by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma associated with COVID-19

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

A guide on how to prevent and address social stigma surrounding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for Government, media and local organisations working on the disease. Available in multiple languages.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disaster

2 April 2020

COVID-19: Risk register

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

A register for documenting risks associated with COVID-19, and actions to manage each risk.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

2 April 2020

COVID-19: Advice for the public

Type:

Infographic

Organisation:

WHO

A series of graphics and videos produced by World Health Organization (WHO) on providing advice for the public on COVID-19, including advice on food safety and staying healthy while travelling.

  • Advice
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

2 April 2020

COVID-19: Myth busters

Type:

Infographic

Organisation:

WHO

A series of myth busting graphics produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the Novel Coronavirus. Graphics include myths surrounding the use of hand dryers, ultraviolet disinfection lamps, and more.

  • COVID-19
  • Disease
  • Emergencies

2 April 2020

COVID-19: Guidance note for IFRC and National Societies

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

An updated guidance note for IFRC and National Societies on the COVID-19 outbreak. This guidance note provides information on the causes and symptoms of the virus, as well as what National Societies can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease