BBC VR / AR / 360 Safety Information

Please use your Headset safely and be aware of your environment around you.

Please follow all safety guidance provided by your Headset supplier. This includes following the safety information and warnings listed below and any specific supplier information for setting up your VR equipment and running it safely in a sensible viewing environment.

Headsets should not be used by children without adult supervision. The VR / AR / 360 experience is designed for and suitable for people 16 years old or older. Certain content may not be appropriate for all users. Some content may contain flashing images. Children may start playing without taking time to think about relevant safety requirements and when they get excited they often forget to be aware of obstacles and hazards in their surroundings. Therefore an adult needs to be present to ensure that children are safe when using experience.

Make sure you are in a safe environment and take frequent breaks (at least 15 minutes every 30 minutes is recommended) while using a Headset. If you experience nausea, eye strain, disorientation, or any other discomfort immediately discontinue using the experience.

Be aware of your surroundings when using the experience and when engaging with the VR/AR/360 experience and its audio-video content. Do not use a device or headset while driving, walking, or otherwise in a way that distract you from real world situations and prevent you from responding to risks in your surroundings or obeying traffic or safety laws. Do not use a device or Headset if you have consumed any substance that may influence your sense of motion and balance. Do not drive, operate machinery or engage in other activities that require you to be fully focused immediately after using a device or Headset, or if you otherwise feel impaired or disoriented.

If you are pregnant or have a medical condition, including if you have had or could be prone to binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders, seizures or suffer from a heart condition or other medical conditions, consult a medical professional before using a device or Headset.

This VR / AR / 360 Safety Information is not designed to be comprehensive and may be updated and amended at any time by the BBC. Please refer to detailed safety guidance provided by your device or Headset supplier.

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