Posted 30.06.2021

We are working with the Public Health Agency and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland to remind everyone to Be UV Aware and take care in the sun according to the level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. 

In Northern Ireland we are exposed to significant levels of UV radiation between March and October, even on cool or cloudy days. The UV rays from the sun are particularly strong around the middle of the day, from 11am to 3pm. 

Take care if you are spending time outdoors through work, sports or leisure and when the UV index is three or more, take the necessary precautions – seek shade, cover up, wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and a UVA rating of 4 or 5 stars.

For more information and to watch a short video click here