There are many reasons why education and facilitates could benefit from sheltered outdoor areas. In fact, in some cases, it’s even a health and safety issue. A 2009 study showed that older skin is less able to protect itself from skin cancer and UV damage accumulated during childhood is strongly associated with an increased risk of skin cancer later in life. Therefore, both education and care homes have a duty of care to protect children and older people from any UV harm.
These special precautions to limit sun exposure do not mean you can never go outside; by installing one of our shading solutions with a high UV protection fabric, both children and the elderly can enjoy time outside without having to worry!