Last updated: Monday 26 April 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) and wearing a face mask in all public communal areas.

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 is now open and you can join for just £21 per month until 30 June 2021!

Group exercise classes are currently scheduled to resume on Monday 17 May at the earliest. In the meantime, you can visit our Health & Wellbeing page to find out about our popular free online class programme through Zoom and Facebook Live.

We will maintain the same high social distancing and hygiene stands as before so you can be assured you are returning to a COVID-secure environment.

Exercise Referral – Exercise Referral gym sessions are open. Our successful online Exercise Referral classes continue online using Zoom.

Health walks – We are pleased to have restarted some of our health walks. Please do book before attending a walk.

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 currently open for Summer half-term w/c 31 May.

East Surrey Acrobatics – classes are now running in person.

Footsteps Dance – classes are now running in person.

Football – Girls Football sessions have restarted on Fridays. Monday Mixed Football sessions will return on Monday 10 May. Times have been slightly altered for this for the Summer term (finishing slightly earlier and allowing time to clean in between).

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 currently suspended until further notice.

Under 5’s Activities are restarting with pre-school gymnastics and Funky Tots in Reigate

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.

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)