CIEH calls for increased restrictions as underage sunbed ban comes into force
Independent healthcare organisation the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has called for tougher legislation as the ban on allowing under-18s to use sunbeds comes into force today (April 8). Any salon allowing under-18-year-olds to use a sunbed could now face a fine of up to £20,000. But CIEH is urging the government to ramp up protection by banning unmanned salons and making the provision of eyewear mandatory. The Welsh government announced at the end of March that it intends to extend Welsh legislation in October to make the provision of eyewear and the display of health warnings related to sunbeds mandatory. It also intends to outlaw unmanned tanning salons. CIEH policy officer Andrew Griffiths said: 'Weare extremely pleased to see the Act coming into force [but] we are now urging the Government to follow the example set by Welsh AssemblyGovernment by implementing the powers given to it under the Act to introducesubsidiary regulations increasing the protection given to sunbed users.