Sun safety

Protect yourself from the sun

When spending time outdoors in the summer, take some simple precautions:

  • Use a scarf, hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Use a good-quality sun cream with a high level of protection against ultra-violet radiation.
  • Never expose children under the age of one to direct sunlight, especially in the middle of the day.

Remember to protect yourself from the sun whenever you are outside.

Read the factsheet on sunlight and health risks and complete the questionnaire to find out the dangers of prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.