UV Protection (Sun Smart) Policy

Slip Slop Slap Seek Slide

Slip on a shirt
Slop on sunscreen
Slap on a hat
Seek shade
Slide on sunglasses

Download the free SunSmart Mobile App
Sun protection times – Lets you know when you do and don’t need sun protection for any location in Australia.
7 day weather forecast – Check the weather for the week ahead.
Alert function – Personalise the alert function to remind you of the daily sun protection times.
Vitamin D tracker – Find out if you are getting enough UV exposure for vitamin D.
Sunscreen calculator – Find out if you are using enough sunscreen.

Check out the UV Alerts on our Home Page

SunSmart can help sports clubs to develop and promote a sun protection policy. To create your own UV protection policy, download the sample SunSmart Sports Policy.

A good UV policy should include:

provide or encourage participants and officials to wear sun protective clothing as part of the team uniform and during training sessions

promote the use of SPF 30 or higher broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen. If possible, some clubs may even consider having a supply on site

run information sessions for club members and coaches about skin cancer and sun protection.

promote and use the SunSmart UV Alert by adding the widget onto the club’s website or ordering an outdoor facilities SunSmart sign

schedule training times, competitions and outdoor events outside the daily sun protection times when possible – especially those scheduled for the middle of the day

promote sun protection during the course of the event or game

plan and provide shade and encourage players and spectators to take advantage of shade from buildings and trees.

encourage players and spectators to come to events with sunscreen, clothing, shade, hats and sunglasses

encourage club ‘sports stars’, coaches and club officials to be sun protection role models.