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OK Sun Safety Code

Keeping all gardeners safe this summer

Get OK accredited with The Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code and stay safe in the sun

There is always a lot to do in the garden and we actively encourage children to get outdoors, get involved and have fun. But just as we educate children about plants that sting and insects that bite, we have to tell them about the danger from too much sun, and the importance of avoiding sunburn.

The RHS Campaign for School Gardening supports the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code, an initiative for all those who work outdoors with children. Devised by the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund it aims to encourage children to enjoy themselves outdoors, but to stay sun protected.

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HSBC Golf Roots – A Golf Foundation Initiative

As with most sports, it is recommended that you wear clothes that are suitable. In the past, golf facilities had lots of rules about what you should and shouldn’t wear. These days, the rules are more relaxed, especially for beginners. If you’re thinking of signing up for a coaching programme or joining a club, ask if there are any rules about clothing – if there are and you don't like them, it may not be the junior-friendly club you're looking for.

Sun Safety

Whilst playing golf, children and young people can spend a considerable amount of time outside enjoying the sunshine. Wearing a hat, a long sleeve top and applying regular sun protection are all essential precautions to take to keep safe in the sun. See the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code for more information.

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