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 COVID-19 responses.

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

All resources can be viewed in list format, here

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12 April 2021

Results from a COVID-19 protection measures and vaccine perception survey

Type:

Report

Organisation:

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Red Cross

As part of the COVID-19 and Dengue response actions, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society conducted a perception survey to determine the perceptions of villagers regarding COVID-19 and vaccines.

  • Dengue
  • Perceptions
  • Survey

12 April 2021

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Red Cross: Stopping the spread of dengue by covering barrels

Type:

Case Study

Organisation:

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Red Cross

In order to help curb the worst dengue outbreak in recent history, the St. Vincent and the Grendines Red Cross launched a campaign to control mosquito populations including the covering of rain barrels. Learn more about the project in this case study from their work. Available in English and Spanish.

  • Dengue
  • Disease

18 March 2021

Rapid training package: How to ensure an inclusive and community-centered COVID-19 vaccines rollout

Type:

Training Material

Organisation:

IFRC

This Rapid Training package is targeting CEA and PGI practitioners who are engaged in vaccine roll-out plans and want to replicate with their own local audience. The Training is divided into 2 days with a duration of 90 mins each.

  • COVID-19
  • Training
  • Vaccine

8 March 2021

Migrant workers amidst Covid-19: concerns of employment and education

Type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

A report on community feedback from migrant workers in Thailand. This feedback was captured as part the Thai Red Cross Society's activities for enhancing community’s awareness on COVID-19 which seeks to find out migrant workers' knowledge of COVID-19, enhance their awareness and address misinformation, rumours, and stigmatisation.

  • Community feedback
  • COVID-19
  • Migration

8 March 2021

Community engagement and accountability in Covid-19 flash feedback

Type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

Every two weeks, the IFRC Secretariat Community Engagement and Accountability team publishes the latest COVID-19 feedback and perception highlights, data trends and useful resources collected and published by National Societies, IFRC and others. Available in English and Spanish.

  • COVID-19
  • Feedback
  • Perceptions

4 March 2021

The debunking handbook

Type:

Guide

A handbook on how to prevent and debunk misinformation.

  • COVID-19
  • Misinformation

4 March 2021

Knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) assessment on Covid-19 (round 2)

Type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

This report captures the second round of findings from a KAP assessment carried out by the Turkish Red Crescent Society. The findings of the assessment are intended to inform an understanding of community perceptions of, and knowledge about, COVID-19 and, in turn, shape risk communication, behaviour change and community engagement activities.

  • Assessments
  • COVID-19
  • KAP

22 February 2021

Community feedback report (Turkey)

Type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

A community feedback report capturing complaints, questions, feedback and rumours collected as part of the IFRC supported COVID-19 response project targeting refugees and host population in Turkey under the Community Based Migration Programme.

  • Complaints
  • COVID-19
  • Epidemics

17 February 2021

Community needs, perceptions and demand: community assessment tool

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

WHO

A tool that can be used by countries to rapidly assess and respond to community health needs and perceptions around access and effective use of essential health services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Assessments
  • Community feedback

17 February 2021

Generating acceptance and demand for COVID-19 vaccines

Type:

Guide

Organisation:

WHO

This package of guidance and tools supports the design and evaluation of strategies to generate acceptance and demand for COVID-19 vaccines. These tools offer practical guidance on a range of technical areas – from overall demand planning to gathering and using local behavioural/social data, to specific strategies for community engagement, as well as managing misinformation.

  • COVID-19
  • Epidemics

17 February 2021

Too much information: A public guide  

Type:

Guide

Organisation:

First Draft

This guide explains where misinformation comes from and why it spreads. It will help readers decide what’s worth sharing, and give you advice on having difficult conversations with friends and family members who repeat something you consider to be harmful or misleading.

  • COVID-19
  • Epidemics

15 February 2021

Vaccine myths vs science

Type:

Video

Organisation:

WHO

A video with WHO’s Dr Katherine O’Brien busting some vaccine myths related to infertility, DNA and composition of vaccines.

  • COVID-19
  • Epidemics