…..a collar and long sleeves, trousers, or long shorts or skirts. Fabrics with a tighter weave and darker colours will give you better protection from the sun.
SLIP INTO SHADE – of a leafy tree, building or shade sail. Plan your outdoor activities for early or later in the day when the sun’s UV levels are lower.
SLOP ON SUNSCREEN – of broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen of at least SPF 30. An average-sized adult needs a teaspoon of sunscreen for their head and neck, each limb and for the front and the back of the body. Apply 20 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours, or after being in water or sweating.
SLAP ON A HAT – Wear a hat with a wide brim or with flaps covering the ears and neck. More people are sunburnt on the face and neck than any other part of the body.
WRAP ON SUNGLASSES – Choose close fitting, wrap around style sunglasses. Not all sunglasses protect against UV radiation, so always check the label for the sun protection rating.
Did you know that 80,000+ Kiwis get skin cancer each year!
Did you know around 80% of UV radiation can still get through on a cloudy day!
Click on the link to SunSmart NZ for further information.
Tomorrow we will continue with our countdown to Christmas Day and safety tips….
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Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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