THT in Norfolk continues to support GP Practices offering C Card and/ or Chlamydia Screening services, as lockdown is eased and beyond.
THT is open and GP Practices can continue to order stock and return data as usual via www.youngandfree.org.uk/norfolk.
However, many young people are accessing Primary Care less frequently at the moment, and if staff are under pressure due to the impact of COVID-19, they may wish to be able to direct them elsewhere for some sexual health services. For free condoms and chlamydia testing kits the 16-24s can now order these online and get their condoms by post from www.youngandfree.org.uk/norfolk.
THT in Norfolk is encouraging people to follow the UK Government instructions as they change over the period of restriction, which continues at present to mean people not meeting up with others outside their household, including for sex. We are encouraging people not to access a GP Practice (or a pharmacy) solely to obtain free condoms via C Card until the situation is closer to normal.
For the foreseeable future, our free Condoms by Post service is available for those young people who are:
- aged 16 to 24, with or without a C Card
- or men who have sex with men, trans or non-binary people, sex workers and people identifying as black African or black minority ethnicity aged 25 and over.
There is a choice of trim, regular, and king-size latex condoms, non-latex condoms, and water based lube which will be sent by Royal Mail in a discrete envelope. Young people aged 16 to 24 can continue to request chlamydia testing kits to be sent to their home, and anyone can access www.youngandfree.org.uk to get information and advice about many aspects of sexual health, relationships, consent, condoms (including demonstration video), C Card scheme, contraception, chlamydia and other STIs.
Terrence Higgins Trust in Norfolk- Contact Details
Other Services – Contact Details
- Tel: 0300 300 30 30
- Web: www.icash.nhs.uk
- Children’s Advice and Duty Service
- Tel: 0344 800 8021 or 0344 800 8020 (out of hours)
- Sexual Assault Referral Centre
- Tel: 01603 276381
- Web: www.theharbourcentre.co.uk
- LGBT+ Project
- Tel: 01603 219299
- Web: www.norfolklgbtproject.co.uk
- BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service)
- Tel: 03457 30 40 30
- Web: www.bpas.org
Health professionals can access the British Advisory Sexual Health and HIV Association’s guidance on sex and COVID-19 here:
Sex and intimate contact are risks for COVID -19 transmission. Condoms protect against sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy, but there is no evidence that they offer protection against COVID-19. In line with the latest government advice to prevent COVID-19 transmissions, people should only have sexual contact – including with their regular partner – if they live in the same household. Social distancing means staying 2m away from anyone who is not part of the same household.