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Protect children’s skin from the sun

9 November 2021

During the warmer seasons, there is an increased need to protect children’s skin.

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can be high even on overcast days. So we’re reminding all early childhood services and schools to be alert to this.

This might be a good time to review your sun protection policy and ensure it is being followed.

UV damage in childhood increases skin cancer risk. So keeping children safe from the sun is particularly important.

There are many ways to stay informed about the UV index. These include the SunSmart app, Bureau of Meteorology and MyUV. This index tells you when sun protection is recommended on a particular day.

For more information about sun safety see the Cancer Council website.