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It is important that, if you are in an area that is particularly sunny, you take steps to ensure that you and your family stay safe from increased UV levels.

The 5 S's of Sun Safety 

Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide are the five steps you can take to protect you and your family during the hot weather. 

  • Slip on sun protective clothing like a t-shirt.
  • Slop on sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.
  • Slap on a broad-brimmed hat.
  • Seek shade whenever you can.
  • Slide on some good quality sunglasses.

Other Sun Safety Tips

Other safety advice you can follow to help stay safe in the sunshine:

  • Do NOT burn. If it feels like you are starting to burn cover up or find shade.
  • Avoid sun tanning and tanning beds.
  • Generously apply your sunscreen (Remember to use SPF 30 or higher).
  • Use extra caution near water, snow and sand.
  • Check the UV Index. You can get UV forecasts for UK and worldwide locations on the Met Office app.  

Following the above advice will make sure you get the vitamin D your body needs in a natural way, and at the same time keep you protected in the hotter weather.

And remember to drink water often and take plenty with you on long journeys. 

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