With summer now in full swing, we want you to have a lovely time, enjoy the weather, head to the beach and have some fun!
Just don’t forget to stay safe, so here are a few top tips to remember……..
Sunscreen Sunscreen Sunscreen!
Children can burn in less than 10 minutes so apply 15-30 minutes before heading outside.
Reapply often using at least SPF 15
Ensure your sunscreen protects against UVA & UVB rays
Always wear a t-shirt, hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
Stay in the shade when the sun is at its hottest between 11am -3pm
Avoid attracting bees & wasps by keeping food and drinks covered up
Use insect repellent to avoid mosquito bites
Be aware of Jellyfish in the sea, if stung lightly spray with warm saltwater and apply a cold compress
Swimming in the Sea
Swim at a beach patrolled by lifeguards, look for the red & yellow flags as this is the safest area to swim
Never swim on your own
Children should always be accompanied by an adult
Never use these during strong winds
Emergency in the Sea
Dial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard