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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11 May 2020

Weekly community feedback report #6 (6 May)

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

Each week, the IFRC Africa Regional office will analyse feedback collected by National Societies across Africa. This includes the beliefs, fears, rumours, questions and suggestions people have about COVID-19 and about the humanitarian response.

  • Africa
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

7 May 2020

Rapid assessment: Community perception on Covid-19

Type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

A rapid assessment report conducted by PMI and IFRC exploring preferred communication methods in Indonesia, information sources, information needs and rumours.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

6 May 2020

Tips for Engaging Communities during COVID-19 in Low-Resource Settings, Remotely and In-Person (GOARN,WHO, UNICEF & IFRC)

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This brief provides key considerations for engaging communities on COVID-19 and tips for how to engage where there are movement restrictions and physical distancing measures in place, particularly in low-resource settings. It is designed for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, government agencies, and other humanitarian and implementing actors working on health promotion, risk communication, and community engagement for COVID-19.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

4 May 2020

Ask Dr Ben factsheet #5 (29 April)

Type:

Factsheet

Organisation:

IFRC

This factsheet accompanies the feedback report by addressing the top 4 to 5 questions and rumours posed by communities. It is designed to help NSs tackle key questions and rumours in an accurate and precise manner.

  • Africa
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

4 May 2020

Weekly community feedback report #5 (29 April)

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

Each week, the IFRC Africa Regional office will analyse feedback collected by National Societies across Africa. This includes the beliefs, fears, rumours, questions and suggestions people have about COVID-19 and about the humanitarian response.

  • Africa
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

4 May 2020

How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement (Update #1)

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This document provides guidance on additional marginalized and vulnerable groups and how to include them in COVID-19 risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) activities.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease

27 April 2020

Knowledge and information needs on COVID-19: Discussion with advisory committee members

Type:

Report

Organisation:

Turkish Red Crescent

A report on how the Turkish Red Crescent Society's Advisory Committees have adapted their ways of working during the Covid-19 crisis, playing a critical role in the ongoing crisis to raise awareness, provide the right information and share key messages with their community.

  • Advisory committees
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

23 April 2020

Ask Dr Ben factsheet #4 (22 April)

Type:

Factsheet

Organisation:

IFRC

This factsheet accompanies the feedback report by addressing the top 4 to 5 questions and rumours posed by communities. It is designed to help NSs tackle key questions and rumours in an accurate and precise manner.

  • Africa
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

23 April 2020

Weekly community feedback report #4 (22 April)

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

Each week, the IFRC Africa Regional office will analyse feedback collected by National Societies across Africa. This includes the beliefs, fears, rumours, questions and suggestions people have about COVID-19 and about the humanitarian response.

  • Africa
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

23 April 2020

Guidance for National Societies on safe and remote risk communication and community engagement during COVID-19

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

This guidance note provides clear recommendations to National Societies on how volunteers can carry out face-to-face social mobilization safely, how to advocate for continued access to communities with Governments in the face of movement restrictions and options for remote risk communication and community engagement (RCCE), when face to face access is no longer an option.

  • Advocacy
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

20 April 2020

COVID-19 rapid perception survey

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

A rapid perception survey template designed to understand what the public already know, and still want to know, about COVID-19.

  • Asia Pacific
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19

20 April 2020

The three faces of the coronavirus

Type:

Infographic

Organisation:

Japanese Red Cross

A graphic providing advice on how to overcome fear, sickness and anxiety caused by the coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Disease