Fun in The Sun Programme

16 July 2016

We all love the sun, but we need to be careful about how much of it's powerful rays we are exposed to.

A selection of Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camp coaches in seven counties have been introduced to the Irish Cancer Society’s new Fun in the Sun programme.  This programme gives coaches information and fun activities they can use to encourage children to protect their skin by following the SunSmart code when outside.

The SunSmart code tells us to

1.     Cover up our skin with clothes and a hat

2.     Seek shade from 11am – 3pm

3.     Wear sunglasses and make sure they give UV protection

4.     Wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and UVA protection

To find out when you need to be SunSmart and follow the code check the UV Index on www.cancer.ie/uvindex  

About the UV Index

The UV Index is a tool to help you know when UV levels are high enough to damage your skin.  It ranges from 1 to 11+.  The higher the level the quicker your skin will redden and burn.  If the UV Index is three or greater you need to follow the SunSmart code.