A skin cancer prevention poster, featuring cancer survivor Bill Norton.
A change to a mole isn't the only sign of skin cancer.
This leaflet will tell you how to stay safe in hot weather, including how to keep your home cool. It tells you who is at greatest risk of ill health from the heat, how to recognise when you or someone’s health may be affected, and what to do if you or someone else becomes unwell as a result of the heat.
Although most of us welcome the summer sun, high temperatures can be harmful to your health. The heat can affect anyone, but some people run a greater risk of serious harm. Many of those who are at risk of harm from heat are also at greater risk of severe illness due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and may need to spend more time at home than they would usually. Others may need to stay at home because they are self-isolating or recovering from the infection.
Not everyone's skin offers the same level of protection in the sun. This 'skin type' chart gives an idea of how much care is needed in the sun. The reverse side encourages people to slip on a shirt, seek out shade and slap on sunscreen - and to advise a doctor of any changes to a mole or patch of skin.
While summer may lift our spirits, temperatures can become dangerously hot. Anyone can be affected by the heat but you may be especially at risk if you're living with a long-term health condition or on some medications.
This poster warns that sunburn can double the risk of skin cancer and advises of key ways to avoid burning: seeking shade, covering up, protecting children and applying sun cream generously.