Condoms help to protect against sexually transmitted infection and unplanned pregnancy
- GIO C-Card
The Get It On condom distribution scheme for young people runs across Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton. If you are under 25 you can get free condoms from lots of different organisations. To get a Condom Card (GIO C-Card) you will need to talk to a trained worker.
A GIO C-Card is a card similar to a loyalty card that allows you to get free condoms from participating venues such as pharmacies or youth clubs.
If the venue accepts GIO C-Card you will be able to collect free condoms for yourself. You will be able to use your GIO C-Card 10 times before you will need to get a new one from a trained worker.
You can show your card at the venue and you will be given free condoms and the worker will mark your card with the date and number of condoms given.
- How to get a GIO C-Card
The GIO C-Card is available to young people under 25 in Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth. You can get your GIO C-Card from a range of venues like a youth club or sexual health clinic.
A trained worker or sexual health nurse will have a confidential chat with you even if you are under 16. They will ask you some personal questions to make sure they are giving you the right advice and information. You can then be given your GIO C-Card and some free condoms if you want them.
- Where to use your GIO C-Card
You may have seen this sign in your local pharmacy, youth club, children’s centre or college, anywhere you see this sign you can get free condoms. The Get It On website also has a full list of the venues that are participating in the GIO C-Card condom distribution scheme so you should be able to find one close to you.
- Order condoms by post if you are over 16
If you are over 16, you can order free condoms straight to your door via condoms by post