Updated: Thursday 3 December 2020

YMCA East Surrey is committed to monitoring and following government advice, together with that of professional bodies we work with. The wellbeing of our communities, visitors and staff is our absolute priority and we ask for your co-operation by following the latest government guidance if you or a member of your household show any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) and wearing a face mask in all public communal areas.

Updates to services

We will publish updates on this webpage and on our social media channels if there are any changes to services and notify users directly by email, where possible.

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Health & Wellbeing

Gym and fitness classes – Following the latest announcements made by the Government, we will be resuming all services including our gym, fitness classes and exercise referral from 8am Wednesday 2 December. Memberships will automatically resume from 02/12 unless you contact our team requesting to extend your frozen membership by midnight Monday 30 November.

Our opening times will be:
Monday to Friday| 08:00-21:00
Saturday & Sunday | 08:00-17:00

Exercise Referral – Our successful virtual Exercise Referral classes for people with long term ill-health and disabilities will be taking place both at our centre or online using Zoom.

Health walks – A selection of our health walks will be resuming w/c 7 December.

Children & Young People

After School Club – Y-Kids After School Club will continue to operate in both Redhill and Reigate.

Holiday Club – Bookings are open for our Christmas Holiday Club and will close on 14 December.

YMCA Sovereign Pre-school and YMCA Merstham Pre-school will both remain open and have spaces for children aged 2-5.

East Surrey Acrobatics – classes will re-start on Wednesday 2 December.

Footsteps Dance – classes will re-start on Saturday 5 December.

Football is currently suspended whilst we await confirmation from the FA to re-start inside sessions.

Yippee & Yip4Youth Short Breaks – Our Saturday and Holiday playschemes for children and young people with disabilities will continue to run.

LifeWorks will be running online inclusive activities for people aged 16+ with disabilities while face-to-face sessions are suspended.

YMCA Horley Family Centre is closed to the public, however, we continue to support families via phone and email contact.

Youth Services – our youth workers are working with young people providing outreach support through online groups. Group activities are currently suspended until further notice.

Heads Together Counselling – we are providing free video or telephone counselling to young people aged 11-24 instead of face-to-face counselling.

WAVES youth group will provide online outreach support groups for young people focusing on looking after emotional health.

Y-Tots Crèche is currently closed and we hope to re-open the crèche in the New Year.

Under 5’s Activities, and children’s parties remain suspended until further notice.


Housing Services – We continue to support young homeless people at YMCA Hillbrook House and our move-on properties 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Our NextStep project also continues to support people to gain access to private rented accommodation.

Our charitable work during the COVID-19 pandemic

The YMCA has been working in East Surrey for 150 years in 2020 and we will continue to do so. We have worked hard to keep as many of our services running as possible, throughout lockdown and beyond.

As a charity, like all organisations, this has a huge impact financially. If you can help us to support these projects, we would be very grateful if you would consider donating to our work.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk assessments

We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment at each of our centres. We have completed coronavirus (COVID-19) specific risk assessments at each site and put in place appropriate actions to manage the risks identified. This is an ongoing priority for us and these risks assessments will be reviewed regularly to ensure that we are complying with government guidance to minimise transmission risk.

YMCA Sports & Community Centre, Princes Road, Redhill

YMCA Sovereign Centre, Slipshatch Road, Reigate

YMCA Hillbrook House, Brighton Road, Redhill

YMCA Move-on accommodation, Merstham & Redhill

YMCA Horley Family Centre, Horley

Further information

As guidance is continually updating, please continue to follow the advice on the NHS and Government websites below:

NHS coronavirus website

Government response to coronavirus (COVID-19)