Home/
Diseases/

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)/
Advice for the public
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public
Section navigation
This content is last updated on 1 July 2021.
 
 
Mythbusters
How to report misinformation
Small public gatherings and COVID-19
Masks
Transmission
Advocacy
Getting vaccinated
All COVID-19 Q&As
 
Vaccines explained series
Stay aware of the latest COVID-19 information by regularly checking updates from WHO and your national and local public health authorities.
 
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19
If COVID-19 is spreading in your community, stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, cleaning your hands, and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue. Check local advice where you live and work. Do it all!
You also find out more about WHO's recommendations for getting vaccinated on our public advice page on COVID-19 vaccines. 
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Q&A
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Home care for health workers and administrators
What to do to keep yourself and others safe from COVID-19
Here are the basics of how to wear a mask:



 
How to make your environment safer
Avoid the 3Cs: spaces that are closed, crowded or involve close contact.
Meet people outside. Outdoor gatherings are safer than indoor ones, particularly if indoor spaces are small and without outdoor air coming in.
For more information on how to hold events like family gatherings, children’s football games and family occasions, read our Q&A on small public gatherings.
Avoid crowded or indoor settings but if you can’t, then take precautions:
 
Don’t forget the basics of good hygiene
 
What to do if you feel unwell
 
#HealthyAtHome
Staying physically active
Healthy diet
Healthy parenting
Quitting tobacco
Mental health
How to visit healthcare facilities safely
Download
COVID-19 symptoms and flu
©
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Protect yourself and others from getting sick
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Ask WHO
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Be ready
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Home care
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Pregnancy & breastfeeding
Updated 31 March 2020
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
Download
How to cope with stress
Download
Download
Regions
Policies
About us
Subscribe to our newsletters
Privacy Legal Notice
© 2021 WHO