YMCA North London has been closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the situation has continued to change rapidly, our top priority has remained the health, safety, and well-being of our community.

We have therefore taken the difficult decision, in line with government advice, to close YMCA North London’s fitness centre and Harringay Club until further notice.

The fitness centre including the crèche is now closed. We will not be offering outdoor group fitness sessions at this time.

Afterschool and breakfast clubs will end on March 20 2020. Harringay Club is closed from March 20 2020. The Easter playschemes and gymnastics camp are cancelled.

Please find a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs):

Q. Are the YMCA North London Fitness Centre and Harringay Club still open?

A. No, unfortunately the fitness centre and Harringay Club are closed, following the latest government advice.

Q. When will the fitness centre and the Harringay Club re-open?

A. At present these services are closed until further notice. Please check our website and social media for updates. Rest assured we will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.

Q. Can I donate my frozen membership?

A. As you can imagine, YMCA North London is being hit hard by the current situation with Covid-19 (coronavirus). Following on from our decision to freeze all memberships, a few members have contacted us to say that they wish to continue supporting the work that we do. They have asked us to unfreeze their memberships and accept their fee as a donation. We are very grateful for this and would like to express our appreciation of this generosity.

While many people will not be in a position to consider this for themselves during this very difficult time, if you would like to donate your membership fee, please contact petra.machanova@ymcanorthlondon.org.uk.

For members who unfreeze, we are making available access to 800+ virtual classes with Les Mills on-demand.

For members who remain frozen, please do not cancel your Direct Debit.

Q. Is the Fun Run still going ahead?

A. We are sorry to announce the postponement of the YMCA North London Fun Run & Festival from Sunday 3rd May until September, because of the latest guidance regarding the Covid-19 virus.

The new date is likely to be Sunday 20th September, however we will confirm this shortly. All the fun run race entries will be transferable to the new date. Please check your emails for this important notification.

Q. Is the hostel still open?

A. Yes, the hostel provides an essential service and is home to 154 residents. Keeping this service open is of paramount importance. We are introducing additional measures to keep residents and staff safe, see below.

Q. What measures are being taken to keep hostel residents safe?

A. We have increased cleaning and are providing government-issued advice for residents on how to keep themselves and others safe through practising good hygiene. We’re introducing a visitor ban and where possible minimising contact between staff and residents to keep everyone safe.

Q. I’m a resident, what happens if I become ill?

A. The latest government advice is that anyone with a persistent dry cough or high temperature self-isolate for 14 days. If you have these symptoms or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for CODIV-19 call 020 8340 2345 and notify a member of staff.

We will then assess the situation and make arrangements for you to move to either a private pod room or a 4th floor room where you will be asked to self-isolate to avoid spreading the illness to other residents.

Q. Is YMCANL still running Childcare Services?

A. Unfortunately we are no longer running the crèche, breakfast and afterschool clubs or our Easter playscheme at Rokesly School.

We are constantly keeping up to date with government guidance on schools and childcare. Regular service users will be notified should there be any updates on the running of our childcare programme.

If you have any other queries you wish to discuss with us, please do get in touch on petra.machanova@ymcanorthlondon.org.uk