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21 March 2020


Our message to our Health & Wellbeing members: 

Following the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Covid-19 update 12th July 2021

We welcome the Government announcement that Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted from 19th July.

We are keen to fully re-open our Centres and services and our priority remains to do so in a socially responsible way that puts the safety of our staff and customers first.

It will take us a little time to return to a full service and we will use this time to be progressive and balance our full return of services. Ultimately, we all will need to readjust again.

We are currently finalising our return plan and FAQ’s and will communicate what this looks like as soon as possible. Please keep an eye on our website, app and social media channels for updates.

It is essential for us that the trust that we have built through providing services to you through this pandemic is not lost and the safety of us all remains our priority.

We look forward to reopening fully but will only do so in a safe way.

Health and Wellbeing Team


Read our full reopening plan here!

As a charity that celebrates the work it does with a wide cross section of the community, this was not an easy decision to take however it was the right thing to do. So don’t worry, you don’t have to do anything.

During the period whilst our centres were closed we had three focuses:


To provide you with home workout videos, health & wellbeing tips and online support, that will help you to stay physically and mentally healthy during these challenging times.

We are also moving our counselling service to an online consultation so that we continue to support those who were accessing valuable help.


To ensure that we sustain our wellbeing support to the many vulnerable members of the community we are engaged with, not least the 1,150 formerly homeless people we will continue to house throughout this period. In this group are teenage parents, looked after children as well as those who have come off the streets.


Our focus is ensuring that our key, frontline workers who provide the support to our residents throughout this period are given the resources they need to sustain through this time of challenge.

We are really grateful for your support for the YMCA over the years, your membership has already been used to invest in community resources. from you.

Read the personal message from our CEO Richard James here!

Download our app here, if you have not already. We will be updating all our users through our app and email.