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

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

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. This guide was produced by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF.

  • 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