Summer Holidays

Prepare for the Changing Summer Weather

The summer holidays are now well underway with children from Land’s End to John O’Groats spending more time outside, enjoying their 6 weeks off school. With warm weather forecast for August, a natural concern for most parents is ensuring their children are protected against harmful rays. However, the British summer can be very unpredictable so while it’s good to prepare for hot weather, we also need to be ready for cloudy and dull weather.

Calypso's guide to sun safety at school

Staying Sun Safe at School

There has been lots of controversy in the media around whether teachers should implement the ‘no touching rule’ in schools and refrain from any physical contact with children.
This has been hotly debated and many parents have raised their concerns around how these rules could affect their children’s sun safety.

Sun care in the pool

Dispelling Sun Care Myths

Today, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new sun care advice. Among its many recommendations, it stated that there is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight. The health watchdog’s latest guidance also states that an existing tan provides little sun protection. It recommends using at least an SPF30 sun cream, with adults urged to use 6-8 teaspoons (35ml) per application.

Follow our top tips to find the best sunscreen.

UVA Star Rating System

The UVA star rating system allows the customer to see the level of protection that each sunscreen offers from UVA rays. The sunscreens that offer the minimum level of protection are given one star while those providing the maximum level are given five stars. The UVA star rating demonstrates the percentage of UVA radiation that has been absorbed by that particular sunscreen compared to UVB.