As many C-Card outlets are currently closed or have restricted access in response to COVID-19, Brook is temporarily offering C-Card registration and condoms by post in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Please note: this scheme is only available to young people aged 13-25.
Brook have set up telephone consultation slots twice a week for those looking to order condoms by post:
The number to call is 07923 250346. Please do not call outside of the times above.
If you are already registered on the scheme, your C-Card number will be taken during the telephone consultation so please have it ready.
If you are not yet registered on the C-Card scheme then you will be registered during the telephone consultation.
Once the telephone consultation has been completed, condoms (and a C-Card for new registrations) will be sent out in a plain package via Royal Mail.
You will also receive an email with links to sexual health information and the Brook condom demo video.
Young people aged 13-15 will be assessed under Fraser competency guidelines to make sure the scheme is suitable.
You will also be offered a phone catch-up with one of the Brook team every three weeks to check on your well-being during the social distancing restrictions.
If you are 13-25 and live in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, you can visit a C-CARD registration service to get your free C-CARD.
Registration usually takes about 10 minutes. You will be asked a few simple questions - how old you are, your postcode etc - and the provider will confirm that you understand how to use condoms effectively. All the information is confidential and will not be passed on to anybody else.
Once you have you C-CARD, you can visit any C-CARD point to pick up free condoms.
COVID-19 C-Card Accessibility Update 07/05/2020:
If you decide to visit a C-Card outlet, please contact them to check to see if they are still operational and providing C-Card services before leaving the house. Please continue to follow government guidelines on staying safe and staying at home wherever possible.
Alternatively, you can use the new postal service (details above).
No - you will still be able to use your current C-CARD at a variety of organisations to get free condoms.
If you have lost your C-CARD you can visit a registration service and re-register for a new C-CARD.
You will need to visit a service that offers C-CARD registration.
Please note: this scheme is only for people aged 13-25 in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
If you are currently providing C-CARD registration or distribution you can contact us to update your service details and request more resources on email@example.com
If you are interested in offering young people the opportunity to register for the C-CARD or in becoming a distributor (or both), please get in touch for further information.