Criminal Offence for under 18’s to use sunbeds

Written by Nikki James on 11th April 2011.

It is now illegal for under-18s to use sunbeds. The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act, which came into force in April 2011, prevents those under 18 from:

  • being allowed to use tanning salons and sunbeds at premises including beauty salons, leisure centres, gyms and hotels
  • being offered the use of a sunbed
  • being allowed to be in an area that is reserved for sunbed users UV rays from sunbeds

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