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WHAT IS THE UV INDEX?

Adopted by the World Health Organisation, the UV Index tells you on a daily basis what the UV levels are and when sun protection measures are required.

YOU NEED TO BE PROTECTED AS SOON AS THE UV INDEX REACHES 3, NOT JUST WHEN THE SUN IS SHINING.

LOW: UV 1-2 

  • No protection required
  • You can safely stay outside

MODERATE/HIGH: UV 3-7

  • Protection required:
  • Wear a shirt, sunscreen, a hat & sunglasses

VERY HIGH/EXTREME: UV 8-11+ 

  • Extra protection required
  • Avoid being outside during midday hours
  • Make sure you seek shade
  • Shirt, sunscreen, glasses and a hat are a must

Did you know?

UV rays from the sun:

  • Are cacinongenic to humans
  • Are not related to temperature
  • Can pass through clouds
  • Can pass through loosely woven material
  • Can bounce off reflective surfaces such as metal, concrete, water and snow

Promote the daily UV level with Deb's range of UV boards.

Sun Protection video

Too much exposure to UV radiation from the sun causes sunburn, skin damage and increases the risk of skin cancer. Are you fully aware of the dangers of UV, who's at risk and how to protect yourself? Watch the Be UV Aware video to find out more.

Check today's UV level in your area, visit the Met Office website.