SCHOOLKIDS from across East Lancashire are starring in a video to help children remember what to do when they cough and sneeze amid coronavirus concerns.

Lancashire schoolboy George Jones, from Chorley, has come up a catchy rhyme to help stop the spread of the virus.

The 11-year-old was learning about the importance of washing hands and covering your mouth when you cough and sneeze when he came up with the funny mantra.

“You haven’t got a tissue and you feel really bad. So if you need to cough or sneeze, do it in a Dab !”

Coughing and sneezing are one of the main ways that germs and bugs are spread. One of the best ways of stopping the spread of germs and bugs is to sneeze or cough into a tissue and wash your hands. If you haven’t got a tissue, then you should sneeze or cough into your elbow!

George has done a video of himself singing the rhyme, complete with the dance craze move.

Pupils from St Peters CE Primary in Burnley, Little Harwood Children's Centre in Blackburn, Lomeshaye Junior School in Nelson, Trawden Forest Primary, Lord Street Primary, West Street Community Primary School - all Colne, and St Edward's Primary in Darwen, all featured doing the NHS Dab Challenge.

NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group have filmed a short educational video featuring George and children from schools across Pennine in the hope that the song will catch on and schoolchildren will adopt the move.

A spokesman for the NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group said: "Well done to George, what a great way to get across the message of what to do with coughs and sneezes."