Our Fitness Centre and Harringay Club will be open from Wed 2nd of December, After-School Club at St Aiden’s continues to operate.

YMCA North London is closely following the government guidance around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and adopting the necessary measures to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our community.

Q. What measures are the Fitness Centre taking in response to COVID-19?

A. We have measures in place to ensure the Fitness Centre is clean and safe for members. We have screens at reception, well-spaced equipment and sanitising stations. We are frequently cleaning throughout the day to ensure the safety of members and staff. We request that members shower at home to minimise the use of changing rooms, and to use our contactless card system. To ensure social distancing is maintained we are limiting class sizes, reducing equipment usage and have a one-way system and floor markers in place throughout the centre.

Q. Do I need to book for a class?

A. Yes, all classes must be pre-booked one day in advance. Y-Total Members (used to be Gold Members) can book in person or by phone from opening time until noon. Non-member bookings will be accepted after noon.

Q. Are classes socially distanced?

A. Yes, class size will be reduced, with floor markers for a 2m space per person

Q. Are opening times and the class timetable the same?

A. Opening times remain the same, 6am to 9.30pm Mon-Fri, 8am to 7pm Sat/Sun. The class timetable has fewer classes due to new measures.

Q. What about mats and other equipment?

A. Please use your own mat if you can. We will have a range of cleaning solutions in place for the safe use of equipment. Please bring a wipe-down towel.

Q. Do I need to book for the gym

A. No, we will aim to manage numbers upon arrival. Please be patient if you have to wait

Q. Are the showers, loos, changing rooms, and saunas in use

A. Please shower at home if you can. Loos are available, as are the changing rooms, though we’d encourage you to avoid using them. Saunas are closed currently due to the current health situation.

Q. My membership is frozen, do I need to do anything to rejoin?

A. Memberships were automatically frozen during the lockdown. Once the fitness centre reopens membership direct debits will be reactivated again. There is no need for you to do anything, you can just return to the fitness centre as you normally would. 

Q. Is the Fitness Centre crèche still running?

A. The Fitness Centre crèche remains closed.

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

A. Harringay Club is open and running a reduced timetable. At present our St. Aidans after school club is open. Rokesly Breakfast Club and Afterschool Club is currently closed until further notice. Please check our website and social media for updates.

Q. My child has missed some classes for their course at the Harringay Club, how will that work?

A. The courses will continue for the duration planned, so if they’ve missed classes, they will be added on at the end

Q. Are measures in place at the Harringay Club in response to COVID-19?

A. Yes, the Harringay Club has measures in place to keep everyone safe:

Reduced class sizes 

Building and equipment deep-cleaned

One way system in place including social distancing floor marketings and notices

Cleaning stations in each studio and gym space

New reception area layout

All children temperature checked before activities

Hand sanitisation stations available

15 minute cleaning between each session

PPE available on request 

Parents encouraged to stay outside the building after dropping off their children

Q. Is the hostel open?

A. Yes, the hostel provides an essential service and is home to over 150 residents and has remained fully functioning throughout the lockdown. We have introduced 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 have introduced a visitor ban and where possible minimise 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, high temperature or loss of taste or smell to arrange a COVID test and self-isolate for 7 days. If you have these symptoms or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-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.

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