Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance by WHO RCCE action plan: COVID-19 preparedness - Page 8
Annex 1A COVID-19 Rapid Qualitative Assessment Tool
This tool could be adapted for focus group discussions (FGD) or key informant interviews (KII). Participant
observation (PO) will as well contribute to the collection of data, and then triangulated with other sources.
ATTENTION: review with partners, adapt and pre-test the questionnaire to your local context
Observer takes notes of
ANSWERS here. Or using
recording of the focus group
records answers in detailed
2. Sex of the interviewee:
3. Interviewee age:
4. Interviewee occupation:
5. Level of education:
QUESTIONS ASKED TO THE GROUP BY THE FACILITATOR ABOUT COVID-19
Answers to be created in detailed notes from recording or during the focus group session or interviews.
Have you ever heard about the new coronavírus disease?
(If the attendees are unresponsive, facilitator asks clarification
question: It is also called COVID-19
Have you heard of that?)
What do you know about the new coronavirus disease?
(Facilitator prompts participant responses related to what they
know about relationship to disease, government involvement, what
they have seen on TV, etc., ensuring that all participants share their
What kind of information have you received about the disease?
(Facilitator prompts participant responses drawing them out on
whether they have heard about protection steps, symptoms,
transmission, self-care, risks/complications, etc.)
RC C E A C T I O N P L A N G U I DA N C E
C O V I D - 19 P R E PA R E D N E S S A N D R E S P O N S E