Precautions to help prevent skin cancers


Always protect your skin when the UV index is 3(moderate) or above and avoid being in the sun in peak UV periods between 10am and 3pm. Never get sunburnt. Be sunsmart and :

  • Seek shade
  • Slip on Sunsmart clothing that covers your shoulders, arms and legs
  • Slap on a broad-brimmed hat that shades your face, neck and ears
  • Slop on SPF30+ broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen every 2 hours
  • Wear wrap-around sunglasses


Check the Cancer Council’s Sunsmart UV meter on our homepage if you are unsure of the peak UV periods for today.