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This short guide is designed to assist development and humanitarian agencies to think through how risk communication and community engagement activity related to Covid-19 can be carried out without face-to-face interaction with communities. By using remote methods, agencies will be able to safeguard the health of their own and their partners’ staff and volunteers, while still ensuring that communities receive accurate, up-to-date information as well as having access to communication channels which allow them to provide feedback and share their concerns and worries.
You may also find the following guidance useful and relevant to community engagement work in the context of Covid-19:
- Growing collection of communication tools for Covid-19 (for both the Rohingya response and for wider use in Bangladesh)
- Including marginalised and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement (Asia-Pacific RCCE Working Group)
- Guide for the media on communication in public health emergencies (BBC Media Action / IFRC)
- CDAC Network resources for Covid-19