Over the centuries, mankind has been confronted with many threats of various natures, both local and global. One of them is the epidemic of an infectious disease, which modern civilization is currently undertaking many efforts to face. In the past, epidemics such as plagues, Spanish flu or A/ H1N1 flu put the safety of the societies of that time to a very hard test. Similarly, the current Sars-Cov-2 epidemic is undermining the security of all countries in the world. Undoubtedly, functioning at this time is difficult. In order to prevent and control infections, it is essential to follow the recommendations and guidelines issued by the relevant authorities. Any physical contact with third parties should also be restricted. In this difficult period for all, fears and concerns about life and health of one’s own and one’s loved ones may appear. This is also a time when uncertainties and doubts about your future arise. Finally, the duration of the epidemic may favour the emergence of other threats, such as include widespread disinformation about the coronavirus. It is easy to see that the current situation significantly reduces the level of feeling of safety. The aim of this article is to examine how the current coronavirus epidemic affects the safety of Polish citizens. The article consists of a theoretical part, which raises the issue of safety as a need, presents information on the new coronavirus, presents measures to protect against infection and points to disinformation as one of the important threats spread during the ongoing epidemic. The second part has a research character, because it presents the results of the research on safety in the context of the coronavirus epidemic, which were carried out among the citizens of Poland.