Summer Safety

Published: Wednesday 6th Aug 2014

Written by: Laura Foster

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 15Ensure your sunscreen protects against UVA & UVB rays

Cover UpAlways wear a t-shirt, hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun

Avoid DehydrationStay hydrated by drinking plenty of water

Midday SunStay in the shade when the sun is at its hottest between 11am -3pm

InsectsAvoid attracting bees & wasps by keeping food and drinks covered upUse insect repellent to avoid mosquito bites

JellyfishBe aware of Jellyfish in the sea, if stung lightly spray with warm saltwater and apply a cold compress

Swimming in the SeaSwim at a beach patrolled by lifeguards, look for the red & yellow flags as this is the safest area to swimNever swim on your ownChildren should always be accompanied by an adult

InflatablesNever use these during strong winds 

Emergency in the SeaDial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard 

Laura Foster
Laura Foster


Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.


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