Cough into your elbow. This keeps germs off your hands so you won’t spread them to other people and make them sick.
What if I have a bad cough and there’s phlegm?
Cover your cough with a tissue. Put the used tissue into the bin. Wash and dry your hands
Video: Cover your cough
To help protect yourself and others, always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue/handkerchief if you're coughing or sneezing.
Never cough/sneeze into your hands, if you have no tissue – use the top of your sleeve, or the pocket of your elbow, just remember to wash your shirt/sweater afterwards. This video may take a few moments to load.
(Northland DHB, NZ, 2014)