Gold Coasters urged to be sun safe this summer

Summer days mean sunny days on the Gold Coast, and to mark the start of the season we’re being urged to take care when it comes to protecting ourselves.

Local waterpark Wet’n’Wild has teamed up with Cancer Council Queensland, to remind everyone to be vigilant while enjoying the outdoors.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said “We’re proud to partner with Wet‘n’Wild to help provide resources and messaging to Queenslanders to help educate them on the importance of sun safety and keep it at the forefront of their mind when they’re out and about this summer.”


“I encourage Queenslanders to stay sun safe and Slip on protective clothing, Slop on SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, Slap on a hat, Seek shade and Slide on sunglasses to ensure they stay sun smart this Summer.”

The high UV levels here in the Sunshine State mean you can burn in as little as 10-15 minutes.

Wet’n’Wild General Manager, Shane Phillips said they’re preparing for a bumper summer, and have taken measures to support the work of CCQ.

“We have a strong focus on sun safety at the park with plenty of shaded areas to ensure that while our guests are enjoying the world-class pools and slides they are also remaining sun smart.”

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