Water safety flags are used to communicate the current water conditions to beach-goers and swimmers. They are an important safety tool to help people make informed decisions about entering the water. Whether your family is holidaying abroad or heading to the local beach this Summer, familiarising yourself with the flags you may come across is important.
Take a look at the most common flags below and see if you and your little one can memorise what they mean:
No swimming between these flags – area being used by surfers and windsurfers.
Safe to swim between these flags.
Double Red = Water Closed to Public Due to Danger
Purple = Dangerous Marine Life Spotted
Strong winds – never use an inflatable in these conditions.
It is important to always pay attention to the water safety flags and follow any instructions given by lifeguards or beach officials to ensure your safety while swimming or participating in water activities.