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The C-Card condom distribution service lets young people aged 13-24 access free condoms, internal condoms (femidoms) and lube from a number of outlets.

Who is it for?

C-Card is free for anyone aged 13-24 living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

What if I'm over 25?

If you are aged 25 or over, you can still access free condoms and lube from any Brook clinic, as well as some GP surgeries and pharmacies. You can also purchase them in pharmacies, supermarkets and online for as little as 99p.

You may also be able to access free condoms from The Eddystone Trust.

How does it work?

To be able to use the condom distribution service, you will first need to register for a C-Card.

Once registered, you will be able to collect free condoms from a number of outlets across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, including pharmacies, GP surgeries, colleges and youth services. Outlets will let you know they are part of the scheme by displaying the C-Card logo in their window, and you can also view a list of current outlets here.

Cornwall C-Card logo

Look out for the above C-Card logo in pharmacies, GP surgeries, colleges and youth services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

How to register


At a C-Card registration point

Visit a C-Card registration point during opening hours to register.

Registration usually takes about 10 minutes. You will be asked a few simple questions like 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.

View a list of C-Card outlets and registration points

What if I am under 16?

Young people aged 13-15 will be assessed under Fraser competency guidelines to make sure the scheme is suitable for them.


Online (16+ only)

If you are 16 or over, you can register online.

All you need to do is complete a short form with your details. We will then email you with the information you need to complete your registration which will then allow you to pick up free condoms at any C-Card outlet.

All information is confidential and we will not store your email address, it will be deleted as soon as your registration is complete.

Register online now


By phone

You can register over the phone by calling during one of our telephone consultation slots, which are:

  • Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm
  • Thursdays 10am - 12pm

The number to call is 07923 250346. Please do not call outside of the times above.

During the consultation, you will be asked a few simple questions like how old you are, your postcode etc. and we 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 the telephone consultation has been completed, your C-Card 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.

What if I am under 16?

Young people aged 13-15 will be assessed under Fraser competency guidelines to make sure the scheme is suitable for them.

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.


Getting condoms

Visit an outlet

Once you have you C-Card, you can visit any C-Card outlet to pick up free condoms. There are many outlets across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Outlets will let you know they are part of the scheme by displaying the C-Card logo in their window, and you can also view a list of current outlets here.

Condoms by post

If you are unable to visit a C-Card outlet, you can request condoms by post by calling during the following times:

  • Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm
  • Thursdays 10am - 12pm

The number to call is 07923 250346. Please do not call outside of the times above.

We will ask you for your C-Card number during the telephone consultation so please have it ready.

Once the telephone consultation has been completed, condoms will be sent out in a plain package via Royal Mail.

For services

Become a C-Card outlet or registration point

If you are a interested in becoming a Condom Distribution Service outlet, please email us at ccardcornwall@brook.org.uk for further information.

Existing providers

If you are currently providing C-Card registration or distribution you can contact us to update your service details and request more resources on ccardcornwall@brook.org.uk

Frequently asked questions


I've lost my C-Card - what should I do?

If you have lost your C-Card you can visit a registration service and re-register for a new C-Card.


I'm having difficulties registering for a C-Card - what should I do?

If you're having problems registering for the C-Card service, please get in touch with us on ccardcornwall@brook.org.uk.

You can access free condoms from Brook Cornwall, some GPs and other healthcare services.

You can also buy condoms, including if you’re under 16, from pharmacies, supermarkets, vending machines in public toilets and online.