Please access the below resources for further education on sun awareness and how protect your skin.
The Five S’s of Sun Safety:
The Sunscreen Factsheet:
Sun Safety Measures for Children & Babies:
We also promote a ‘Sun Awareness Week’ across all our sites, this usually takes place in May each year.
The UV Index highlights how strong the suns’ rays are – the higher the UV value, the greater the risk of burning and the less time it takes to damage your skin. (Cancer Research UK, 2021).
If UV is 3 or above, think about sun protection. In the UK, the highest risk months of sunburn are between March and October. The sun’s UV rays are strongest between 11am – 3pm (Cancer Research UK, 2021).
TIP: Some smartphones show the daily UV Index on the WEATHER APP