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CWG SS Tipsheet: Protection from COVID-19 during cash distribution (PPE)

14 May 2020 — By Ali Mansoor - CWG South Sudan

This document is created by Cash Working Group (CWG) South Sudan to provide guidance/key messages to partners, sectors, inter-sector working group, FSP, communities and beneficiaries on key safety measures in the context of COVID-19. The document compiles recommendations from different sources including, Save the Children Colombia protocol for teams in the field, CDC, WHO, WFP Cash distribution guidance, Mercy Corps Tip Sheet, RCCE-TWG recommendations and other relevant sources. Organizations are encouraged to follow the WHO and South Sudan High-Level Taskforce (HLT) for official recommendations or their own organizational guidance to respond to COVID-19.

This documents covers:
• General consideration
• Steps to be taken in the field during Cash distributions
• Crowds Control
• Verification of beneficiaries at sites
• Cash Distribution
• Key messages 1: Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): For Cash Distribution Teams
• Key Message 2: Hand Washing
• Key Message 3: Protecting yourself and others is the key
• Key message 4: Return home or base
• Key Message 5: Return to Field Office