Stay safe at Sunderland International Airshow
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With large crowds expected, please make sure you and your children stay safe.
Keep your child safe
- Identify a specific meeting point on arrival at the event
- Pick up a wristband from an event information point, event staff, police officer, or beach lifeguard throughout the event
- Ensure contact details are added to the front of the wristband and attach securely to your child's wrist. This provides a contact number for an event official should your child be separated from you
- Alternatively, make sure your child knows your mobile phone number
- Little ears can be very sensitive to the loud noises at the airshow. Consider bringing ear protectors.
Be prepared for the weather
- Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. The higher the SPF, the better. Apply as directed on the product
- Remember water washes off sunscreen and the cooling effect of the water can make you think you're not getting burned. Water also reflects UV rays, increasing your exposure. Even 'waterproof' sunscreens should be reapplied after going in the water
- Wear a hat with a brim
- Stay in the shade whenever possible
- Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
- Wear good quality sunglasses with UV protection
If you're in the sea
- By all means paddle but do not swim during airshow weekend - follow the direction of the lifeguards
- Wear a T-shirt if you're in the water - water reflects UV rays, increasing your exposure. Even 'waterproof' sunscreens should be reapplied after going in the water
- Never let young children go in to the sea alone
Please be aware that rising tides reduce the size of the beach dramatically. The tide rises very quickly at certain times of the day.
The use of any remote controlled flying gadgets along the seafront is prohibited for the whole of the weekend. Everyone is asked to observe this crucial safety restriction. This includes drones.