Sun Safety in Summer!

Children and sun protection

Take extra care to protect babies and children, their skin is much more sensitive than adults, and damage caused by repeated exposure to sunlight could lead to skin cancer developing in later life. Children aged under 6 months should be kept out of direct strong sunlight. 

From March to October and in particular during the summer months, children should:

  • Cover up with suitable clothing
  • Spend time in the shade, particularly from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Apply sunscreen to areas not protected by clothing, such as the face, ears, feet, and backs of hands.
  • Using a minimum SPF30 sunscreen

Amber Warning

The Met Office have issued Amber weather warnings for 'Extreme Heat' on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th July 2022. 

NHS Tips on staying cool in the Summer!

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