Through this resource, Vicsport and VicHealth are helping Victorian sporting organisations provide UV protection across all sport settings to reduce the health risks of UV exposure.
Sporting organisations aim to provide safe and healthy environments to its members. This resource helps organisations learn how to protect players, spectators and volunteers from harmful UV exposure. This includes shade development, policy and by improving UV protection knowledge, attitudes and behaviours within the club.
The information and guidance within this UV protection resource is based on the SunSmart program, which is backed by evidence-based research. SunSmart is a renowned UV protection and skin cancer prevention program that has been jointly funded for almost 30 years by VicHealth and Cancer Council Victoria, a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for UV radiation.
To find out more information about SunSmart and UV protection for your sport please click on the following links
- SunSmart- website
- Bureau of Meteorology- About UV and sun protection times
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)- Advice on reducing health effects associated with ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure from the sun
- Department of Health and Human Services- Skin Cancer Prevention Framework 2013-2017