A Condom Card or C-card is a plastic key fob that you can attach to your key ring. You will need to be aged 13 to 24 years old to have a C-card and to receive FREE condoms.
You can be of any sexuality, and you do not have to be sexually active to have a C-card. If you are aged 16-24, you can alternatively register for a Virtual C-card.
If you are under 16, you will first have a 10-20 minute discussion with a professional about how the scheme works, which will cover:
- Healthy relationships
- Whether you are ready for a sexual relationship
- Keeping yourself safe
- How the C-card scheme works
- How to get help and advice if you need it
Once you have had the discussion and got your C-card, you can show your card in over 50 SAFE branded venues in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) and get a free condom pack on each visit to the service.
You can also pick up latex free condoms If you have an allergy, just ask. The pick-up point can order latex free condoms for you, if they don’t have any to give you that day.
Don’t forget, it’s fine if you want to bring a friend along when getting your C-card if that makes you feel more comfortable.
How do I get a C-card?
To find where you can get a C-card, go to our Find a Service page.
Registration points and ‘pick up’ points
In B&NES there are a number of places young people can register and obtain a C-card and we also have ‘pick up’ points where condoms can easily be picked up with your card. The majority of pharmacies and GPs are ‘pick up’ points whereas youth centres, school nurses and sexual health clinics can offer both.
To get more tips and information about condoms and download a leaflet visit the Sexwise website.