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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 is 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 17 August 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 Is any of our information about free condom providers incorrect or out of date?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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C

County Durham & Darlington

G

Gateshead

N

North Tyneside

Age range: 13-24

North Tyneside – C-CardScheme@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk

Northumbria

Age range: 13-24

Northumberland – c-card@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk


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T

North West England

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C

Cheshire and Cheshire West
Cheshire East

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M

Manchester

If you live in Manchester, are under 19 and are at a college in Manchester or go to any organised youth activities provider, you can check with them whether they are part of the Manchester condom scheme.

Brook supplies a number of organisations in Manchester with condoms that they can give to young people


N

North Yorkshire

O


R

Rochdale

S


W

Wakefield
Warrington
Wigan & Leigh

Y

Yorkshire

East Midlands

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L

Lincolnshire

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

Free condom providers in Lincolnshire, and how to register


N

Nottinghamshire

West Midlands

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D

Dudley

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T


W

East of England

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E

Essex

H


L


N


S


T

Thurrock

London and Greater London

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E


G

Greenwich

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M


N

Newham

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T


W

South East England

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H


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Isle of Wight

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Kent

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Portsmouth

S

Southampton
Surrey

W

West Sussex

South West England

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B

Bath & North East Somerset
Bristol and South Gloucestershire

C


D


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P


S

Somerset

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

Free condom providers in Somerset
How to register for free condoms in Somerset

Wales

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Scotland

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Forth Valley

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The Scottish Borders
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