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Get free condoms

The C-Card scheme allows you to pick up free condoms from local outlets like pharmacies, youth services and shops. See if you can join C-Card in your area to access free condoms and lube.

Condoms protect against unwanted pregnancy by stopping the sperm contained in semen coming into contact with the vagina (which could lead to an egg being fertilised). They are also the only method of contraception that provides protection against  sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

C-Card is a condom distribution scheme which provides access to free condoms and lube from local outlets. It runs in various locations across the UK (sometimes age criteria apply).

Once you’ve registered with your local C-Card scheme, you will be able to collect free condoms from a number of outlets, including pharmacies, shops and public services. Outlets will let you know they are part of the scheme by displaying the C-Card logo in their window.

Where can I get free condoms?

Select the region of the UK you live in from the list below to see how to access C-Card in your area.

North East England
North West England
East Midlands
West Midlands
East of England
London and Greater London
South East England
South West England
Wales
Scotland

What if C-Card doesn’t run in my area?

If C-Card isn’t active in your area, you can always visit your local sexual health service, such as a sexual health clinic, to access free condoms.

You can also buy condoms at most shops and pharmacies, as well as online.

This page was last updated on 8 June 2022. Is any of our information about free condom providers incorrect or out of date? Please let us know by emailing website@brook.org.uk.


North East England

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County Durham & Darlington

G

Gateshead

Age range: 16+

Order free condoms online


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S

South Tyneside

Age range: 16+

Order free condoms online

North West England

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C

Cheshire

Age range: 16+

Register for free condoms

Cheshire East

Age range: 16+

Order free condoms online


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Halton

Age range: 16+

Order free condoms online


K

Knowsley

Age range: 16+

Order free condoms online


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N

North Yorkshire

O

Oldham

Age range: 16+

Order free condoms online


R

Rochdale

Age range: 16+

Order free condoms online


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W

Wakefield
Warrington

Age range: 16+

Order free condoms online

Wigan & Leigh

Y

Yorkshire

East Midlands

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Leicestershire & Rutland
Lincolnshire

Age Range: 13-19 (up to 25 for people with learning disabilities)

Free condom providers in Lincolnshire, and how to register


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West Midlands

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East of England

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Essex

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Hertfordshire

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Thurrock

London and Greater London

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Greenwich

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Kingston upon Thames

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Newham

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South East England

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Brighton & Hove
Buckinghamshire

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West Sussex

South West England

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Bath & North East Somerset
Bristol and South Gloucestershire

C

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Christchurch

Provider: Freetest.me

Age range: 16+
Tests for: chlamydia

Visit Freetest.me website

Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly

Provider: Sexual Health Cornwall

Age range: 16+
Tests for: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, syphilis

Visit Sexual Health Cornwall website

Cotswold

Provider: SH.UK

Age range: 16+
Tests for: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, syphilis

Visit SH.UK website


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G

Gloucestershire

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S

Somerset

Age range: 13-19 (up to age 25 for young people with SEND)

Free condom providers in Somerset
How to register

Wales

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Forth Valley

Age range: all ages

Order free condoms by post


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