People from our METRO Get it team at Margate Pride

About this service

Get it is a scheme providing free condoms, testing and sexual health advice and support in Kent and Medway.

Young people can order condoms and at-home testing kits from the Get it website.

We run sexual health events in schools, colleges, universities and local community venues, where we give advice about sexual health and provide on-the-spot tests for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and HIV.

We also deliver workshops for schools, colleges, universities and youth groups about consent, sex and the law, sex and substance misuse, sexting, sexually transmitted infections and contraception.

We work individually with young people in Medway to give in-depth advice across four sessions. Our boys and young men project can provide further mentoring and support.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently many physical Get it sites, where you can normally pick up condoms, are likely to be closed, apart from pharmacies. We advise calling the distribution site before you visit, or ordering online. You can call the Get it Team on 020 8305 5007 for help finding a site that is still open.

Our online services continue to run, but deliveries may take a little longer than usual. We can only supply regular condoms and regular lube at this time.

Our training for professionals has been postponed.

Our individual support for young people in Medway has moved to being delivered online and over the telephone.

We look forward to resuming services fully once it is appropriate to do so.

Who can use this service

You need to be aged between 13 and 25 and live in Kent or Medway.

Why people use this service

  • I need condoms
  • I'm having sex
  • I'm worried about STIs
  • I use sex toys with other people
  • I can't afford to buy condoms

How we can help

  • Free condoms in your local area
  • Ask questions about sex
  • Find your nearest clinic
  • Get tips on staying safe and the law
  • Understand your rights around consent

Sign up online

You can sign up on the Get it website for free condoms in Kent and Medway or find local Get it sites in your area. Your card will be sent to you within two weeks.

You can order up to two packs of condoms every month. They'll be delivered within five working days in plain, unmarked packaging. You can also visit local Get it sites to get condoms in person.

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Everyone deserves equal access to contraception

Young people aren't always able to get condoms when they need them. Some people can't afford them, some people can't talk about sex with their families and not everyone feels comfortable talking to their GP approaching a stranger in a shop.

That's why we created the Get it scheme, so young people can order condoms and lube online. We work with pharmacies, schools and other places in the community to make sure young people can get free condoms when they need them.

With rates of syphilis and gonorrhoea rising, it's vital that we reach young people who might not be able to get condoms or have the sex they want.

How we make a difference

We make sure young people understand their rights about safe and consensual sex. We talk about sexual health issues in a sex-positive, honest and confidential way, which helps young people make informed choices about their sex lives.

About 10% of people aged between 13 and 25 in Kent and Medway are registered with Get it, which is over 20,000 young people in Kent and 4000 young people in Medway.

Get it was the first online condom distribution scheme in Kent and Medway. We work with local pharmacies, schools and youth organisations to provide confidential, inclusive advice for all genders and sexualities. If you live outside Kent and Medway, you can try the national sexual health helpline on 0300 123 7123.