YMCA North London has adopted the necessary measures to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our community.

Our Fitness Centre, Harringay Club and Childcare services are reopening with some changes to our timetables and services so please check the details below. 

What measures are being taken in the Fitness Centre in response to keep us well?

Our team will be working hard to ensure the fitness centre is clean and safe for members. We have screens at reception, well-spaced equipment and sanitising stations, and 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 reducing equipment usage and have a one-way system and floor markers in place throughout the centre. 

Are studio classes available currently?

No, according to the roadmap out of lockdown, we hope that studio classes will restart on May 17th. In the meantime, you can join Y-Fit online classes or outdoor classes.

How do I join Y-Fit Online classes?

If you are a Y-Total member please email us and request your free log-in. Otherwise, you can join Y-Fit Online in a free 14-day trial and pay £10 monthly thereafter.

How do I join outdoor classes?

Check the class times and how to book on our timetable page.

Are opening times the same?

Opening times remain the same, 6am to 9.30pm Mon-Fri, 8am to 7pm Sat/Sun. When classes restart, the timetable will have fewer classes due to new measures.

What about mats and other equipment?

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.

Do I need to book for the gym?

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

Are the showers, loos, changing rooms, and saunas in use?

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.

My membership has been frozen, do I need to do anything to rejoin? 

Once the fitness centre reopens on April 12th, membership direct debits will be reactivated. There is no need for you to do anything, you can just return to the fitness centre as you normally would.  

Is the Fitness Centre crèche still running?  

The Fitness Centre crèche remains closed. 

When will the Harringay Club re-open? 

Harringay Club classes and courses wil restart on April 19th.

Is out-of-school childcare available?

At present our St. Aidan’s afterschool club is open during term-time. Rokesly School childcare services are closed until further notice. Please check our website and social media for updates. Rest assured we will reopen as soon as we are able to do so.

What measures are in place at the Harringay Club to keep us well?

We have a new reception area layout and a one way system including social distancing floor markings and notices. We have cleaning stations in each studio and children’s temperature are checked before entering activities. There are hand sanitisation stations mounted to walls and parents encouraged to stay outside of the building after dropping off their children. There is also a15 minute cleaning time between each session

Is the hostel open?

Yes, the hostel provides an essential service and is home to 154 residents and has remained fully functioning throughout the lockdown. We have introduced additional measures to keep residents and staff safe, see below.

What measures are being taken to keep hostel residents safe?

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.

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

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 about our fitness and childcare services, please do get in touch on paul.mynott@ymcanorthlondon.org.uk