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Slip Slop Slap and Wrap

Being outdoors is more fun when you're sunsmart. These tips will help you keep your family safe in the sun ...
  • SLIP into a long-sleeved shirt and into the shade. Clothing made of fabric that has a tighter weave and darker colours will give greater protection from the sun.

  • SLOP on plenty of broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF30. Put sunscreen on at least 20 minutes before going outdoors. And put on more sunscreen every two hours or after being in the water.

  • SLAP on a hat with a wide-brim or a cap with flaps. More people get sunburn on their face and neck than any other part of the body.

  • WRAP on a pair of wrap-around sunglasses. UV rays are harmful to eyesight and skin.

The time to be sunsmart changes every day across New Zealand

The Sun Protection Alert tells you the exact times when sun protection is required in your corner of Aotearoa. Check the Metservice website for today's time in your town or city.