Risk communication and community engagement for COVID-19 contact tracing: interim guidance
Contact tracing is a key element of WHO’s recommended approach to control the spread of COVID-19 by breaking the chains of human-to-human transmission. By effectively embedding risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) principles in contact-tracing efforts in the context of COVID-19, compliance with contact-tracing efforts is safeguarded and transmission of COVID-19 is slowed or halted, ultimately reducing death and disease due to COVID-19 and mitigating the negative impact on health-care systems and economies.
This document provides guidance to health authorities at all levels to improve the success rate of contact tracing by informing efforts with RCCE principles, evidence and activities, and provides ready-to-use tools for professionals involved in contact-tracing efforts to inform their practices with RCCE principles and likewise improve their success rate.
Citation: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (2021). Risk communication and community engagement for COVID-19 contact tracing: interim guidance. World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/339100. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO