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The Sunbeds (Regulations) Act 2010 prevents the use of sunbeds on commercial business premises by anyone under the age of 18. The Act imposes a duty on anyone involved in carrying on a sunbed business to ensure that no person under the age of 18 years:

  • uses a sunbed
  • is offered the use of a sunbed
  • is present in a restricted zone

A restricted zone is where a sunbed is located in a wholly or partly enclosed space and that space is reserved for the users of that sunbed, every part of that space is a restricted zone. For example if a sunbed was located in a changing room then the whole changing room would become a restricted zone and no one under 18 years of age would be allowed into this area.

There is no requirement for payment to be made, either directly or indirectly, for the use of the sunbeds in order for the business to come under the definition of a sunbed business. Should you want further advice please do not hesitate to contact us.


Updated: 27 Mar 2018
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