Covid-19 news and updates

As the world responds to the spread of coronavirus Covid-19, The Salvation Army continues to provide news and updates. We are also providing resources.


Latest news and updates

Coronavirus Pandemic: Focus on Americas & Caribbean
26 March 2020
The Salvation Army is maintaining services to vulnerable people across North, Central and South America and the Caribbean
General Brian Peddle gives thanks for coronavirus response in his latest video message
26 March 2020
The international leader of The Salvation Army has given thanks to Salvationists and friends who continue to provide ‘essential services’.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Focus on Europe
24 March 2020
The Salvation Army across Europe is mobilising to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable people continue to be met
Coronavirus Pandemic: The Salvation Army ‘Steps Up’ Worldwide Response to COVID-19
20 March 2020
Flexibility and adaptation are characterising the way in which The Salvation Army responds to communities impacted by the effects of COVID-19
General Brian Peddle Updates Salvationists and Friends on COVID-19
20 March 2020
The international leader of The Salvation Army released a video encouraging people to ‘step up’ at this unprecedented time.
Coronavirus Pandemic: The Salvation Army Connected and Continuing to Serve
18 March 2020
The Salvation Army is continuing to meet human needs, despite the challenges of providing essential services when faced with wide-ranging restrictions

More coronavirus news


Caring for each other

All around the world, workplaces, restaurants, bars, clubs and many activities and events are closing down or being cancelled. This includes, in many places, Salvation Army gatherings. For many of us, this can be really difficult.

Gathering together and sharing in fellowship is usually so important. We are called to do so in the Bible – for example in Acts 2. So while we understand how important it is not to meet just now – to protect the vulnerable – we also recognise the impact that being isolated is going to have on lots of people.

We’ve put together these ideas for how we can keep on caring for each other, and keep on being people who care.

  • Phone, text or video call a friend.
  • Help with shopping and other goods.
  • Uphold a friend in prayer.
  • Give a gift of entertainment to somebody who is isolated.
  • Support a struggling local restaurant or café.
  • Open your windows and sing or make music!
  • Support food banks, pantries and community cupboards.
  • Drop cards with your contact details through your neighbours’ doors.

You can read more about our suggestions on Facebook and Instagram.

You can also download our poster with these tips:


Tips for online video

With many Salvation Army centres unable to gather together at the moment, you may be thinking about whether you could provide an online alternative. This is an exciting opportunity not only to reach regular congregations, but also those who might not normally enter our buildings.

If you are unsure how to go about providing such a service, we have put together a few tips and things to think about below.