Coronavirus: Public health advice


On this page you will find:

  • Sources of official guidance, health advice, and support provided by the World Health Organisation, EU, as well as national governments and the Church of England.
  • Advice covering how to wash your hands, and guides to supporting good mental health and coping with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • WHO advice: myth busters on Coronavirus (added 24 April)
  • Links to find official public health advice provided by national governments across every country in the Diocese in Europe, and the UK. 

The Diocese in Europe is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Latest update: 24 April 2020


Supporting Mental Health:  Church of England Guides 

The Church of England has updated its mental health reflections booklet with new material to provide hope, reassurance and comfort given the challenging times of Coronavirus.  It is accessible via this link:

At the same link, you can also read a supporting publication on good mental health entitled thirteen daily reflections accompanied by "have a go" habits. 



World Health Organisation (WHO):

Myth busters

Here are a couple of examples. Click on this link to see more WHO myth busters on Coronavirus:


WHO Guide to coping with stress during COVID-19 outbreak


WHO Guide to helping children cope with stress during COVID-19 outbreak


See also: Talking to children about COVID-19:

Here is an example published by health authorities in Spain, covering (1) origin of the virus; (2) symptoms and (3) protection against the virus.

Check national health authority guidance in your country for any similar information.  This could help those we serve in our communities whose first language is not English.  

WHO Offices

-          WHO Regional Office (Europe) This includes links to Health Ministries across national administrations in the WHO Regional Office (Europe) area.

-          WHO Regional Office (Eastern Mediterranean) – which covers Morocco:


European Union:

-          European Commission:

-          European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control:



A Guide to hand-rub and hand-wash technique  (Belgian Federal Public Health Service)

Chaplaincies may wish to display this poster: 

Handwash & Handrub technique - A Guide



Here is a link to a  How to wash your hands video (also produced by the Belgian Federal Public Health Service)


UK Government: