Last updated: Monday 19 July 2021

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).

Whilst wearing a face mask is no longer a legal requirement, we do ask that you continue to do so in our communal areas to help protect some of our more vulnerable members.

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

Our gym and fitness classes are open! View our group exercise timetable here.
With the latest easing of restrictions, we are putting in place the measures below to ensure we continue our safe return of activity.

We request that all service users continue to wear face coverings in public areas to protect themselves, those around them and our many vulnerable users.
Some YMCA East Surrey activities carry a higher risk or involve particularly vulnerable groups; these activities will be individually risk assessed and there may be a requirement for service users to wear a face-covering if they want to participate (unless exempt). Mainstream and Exercise Referral Classes do not fall into this category.

Social Distancing
We request that users continue to follow the two metre rule where possible but one-way systems will be removed.
Only the users (including carers for those with a disability) of our services and activities are to enter the building.

Our showers in the changing rooms will open and can be used from 08:00 Monday.

We will continue with our levels of cleaning introduced for Covid-19 and ask users to continue to use the cleaning products provided to wipe down all equipment they use.

Exercise Referral – Exercise Referral gym sessions and classes are running in person at our centre. We are continuing to run online Exercise Referral classes for those who are not yet ready to return to in-person classes.

Health walks – We are pleased to have restarted some of our health walks. Booking will no longer be required from 19 July.

Children & Young People

YMCA Sovereign Pre-school and YMCA Merstham Pre-school are open to all children and have spaces for children aged 2-5.

After School Club – Y-Kids After School Clubs in Redhill and Reigate are open and taking bookings for places.

Holiday Club – bookings are open for Holiday Club.

East Surrey Acrobatics – classes are now running in person.

Footsteps Dance – classes are now running in person.

Football – sessions are running in person.

Yippee & Yip4Youth Short Breaks –Yippee and Yip4Youth Disability Short Breaks are open.

LifeWorks inclusive activities for people aged 16+ with disabilities are running in-person and online.

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

Youth Services – our YMCA youth clubs have re-opened in Redhill, Reigate, Horley, Tadworth and Merstham.

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 is running both online and in-person sessions for young people focusing on looking after emotional health.

Y-Tots Crèche is open on Monday mornings.

Under 5’s Activities have restarted with pre-school gymnastics and Funky Tots in Reigate


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.

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)