Slip into shade
Shade is one of the key steps to being SunSmart to decrease your risk of getting skin cancer.
Shade is a practical, easy-to-access form of sun protection.
Shade can be:
- natural (shadow from trees or nearby buildings)
- built (verandahs, pergolas, shade sails, awnings)
- portable (marquees, tents, gazebos).
Keep in mind that some shade structures will block more UV than others. For more information on shade see [link to new resource] and find a shade funding application here.
You can still get sunburnt in the shade, because of reflected UV radiation. For the best sun protection, use all the SunSmart steps - Slip, Slop, Slap, and Wrap.