Infection Prevention & Control
Routine Practice Resources
Cover Your Cough
Respiratory hygiene is the recommended method for preventing transmission of respiratory illness, particularly in health- care settings.
Quite simply it is the right way to cover your cough!
4 Key Elements
- Covering cough/sneeze with a sleeve or tissue
- Disposing of used tissues in garbage
- Washing hands after coughing or sneezing
- Masking when in waiting room with influenza symptoms (cough and fever)