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13 April

As per government guidance, from 11.59pm tonight. This means there are no longer any capacity limits indoors.

Mask use is still encouraged in our recreation centres, unless exercising, as is distancing 1 metre or more.

4 April

From 5 April 2022, it is no longer a requirement to produce a valid vaccination pass in order to enter a YMCA facility.

Everybody's health and safety remains highly important - we encourage all visitors to wear a mask and distance according to government requirements and your personal comfort level. We would also request that anyone who is unwell not to visit one of our facilities.

25 February

During Phase 3, we are required under government operating conditions to contact trace for exposure events within our recreation centres. This means that we are required to pass on contact details within a highly secure process to the Ministry of Health, for the purpose of automated contact tracing and notification.

For full details of how your data will be used and stored during this process, please see here

23 January

Today the Prime Minister has announced that New Zealand will be under the red traffic light from midnight tonight. All centres will remain open under the red protocols.

21 December

From midnight December 30 all of our centres will be in Orange. There are still requirements to follow when visiting our centres - please check them out here before paying a visit.

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas everyone, we look forward to spending more time with you in 2022!

6 December

YMCA Lynfield is now open which is great - looking forward to welcoming everyone back :)

3 December

After a long lockdown, all of our centres re-open on December 3 - we are SO excited to welcome you back!

We are operating under the COVID Protection Framework, which means that everyone over 12 will need to present a valid vaccination pass in order to enter our centres. Please be kind and support the awesome YMCA team as we all get used to this new way of opening - we've worked really hard to re-open our centres to give you a safe and welcoming visit.

Please check your local centre page to see details of opening hours, timetables, and anything that may have changed during lockdown.

Please note, YMCA Lynfield will be opening on Monday December 6 due to construction work onsite.

1 December

All Auckland centres will be opening on December 3 (except YMCA Lynfield, which opens on Dec 6 due to onsite construction) - we're so excited to be welcoming you back after such a long closure.

We've sent out a communication to our fitness members, swim school customers, children's recreation and OSCAR customers about our re-open.

Fitness membership payment information here:

  • For paying weekly customers – your next payment will be on December 2, for 5 days. Normal payments will resume on 9 December
  • For paying monthly customers – your next payment will be on December 20, for the days we are open in December and January’s payment in advance. Normal payments will resume on 20 January.
  • For paid in full customers – your membership term will be extended by 106 days (the number of days we were closed).

Getting into our centres is a little different but still super quick and easy! Here's how to get prepped:

24 November

All YMCA sites will be operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework from 3 December.

Please see an Auckland Council release, which applies to the majority of the YMCA North leisure centres.

This will mean the following:

- All Auckland recreation centres will be re-opening, under the 'red' alert level.

- Waikato and Bay of Plenty recreation centres will be operating under the framework - with the level to be announced on November 29.

From 3 December 2021, YMCA North will be operating within the vaccination passport requirements of the COVID-19 Protection Framework. This means that we will require proof of vaccination in order to enter one of our centres or programmes.

Please note: At present, we are waiting for government clarity on requirements for people aged 12-18. Once we have more information about this, we will update you. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information about the entry requirements please see here

For detailed FAQs please see here

We will be in touch with further information about our re-opening closer to the time, including fee information, operating protocols, and any updates to timetables and what's open. We're really excited to be able to be opening all of our centres again, it has been a long and challenging lockdown, and we can't wait to see you.

Waikato and Bay of Plenty

16 November

Please see information about YMCA Hamilton Recreation Centre programmes:

- Fitness:

- Children's Recreation:

The following YMCA Out of School care centres will be opening from tomorrow (17 November):

  • Bankwood School (After School Care)
  • Forest Lake School (Before & After School Care)
  • Hamilton West School (Before & After School Care)
  • Horsham Downs Primary School (Before & After School Care)
  • Hukanui School (Before & After School Care)
  • Melville Primary School (After School Care)
  • Silverdale Normal School (Before & After School Care)
  • Te Kowhai School (Before & After School Care)
  • Woodstock Primary School (After School Care)

Tauranga and Rotorua school programmes are continuing to operate, no changes.

15 November

Today the government announced that parts of Waikato, including Hamilton, will move into Alert Level 2 at 11.59pm on Tuesday 16 November. This means that YMCA Hamilton Recreation Centre will be able to re-open under Alert Level 2 protocols from Wednesday 17 November.

We will be in touch on Tuesday 16 November with further opening details, timetables and membership payment information.

Out-of-school care programme opening will depend on each school - we will confirm with parents as soon as we know where we are able to operate our programmes.

4 October

Hamilton Early Learning Centre is still open, operating under strict Alert Level 3 protocols. Please contact the centre directly for further details.

3 October

YMCA Hamilton Recreation Centre will be closing tonight until further notice due to the announcement of Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm tonight.

Holiday programmes are also impacted. These sites will not be running until further notice

  • YMCA Hamilton Recreation
  • Hamilton West School
  • Hukanui Primary
  • Aberdeen Primary
  • Silverdale Normal School
  • Woodstock Primary School

7 September

YMCA Hamilton will re-open on September 8. Out of school care programmes will restart along with schools on September 9. YMCA Tauranga classes will restart from Monday September 13.

For a safe visit to our programmes, please see our COVID-19 operating protocols for Delta Level 2 here

Payment information below:


  • Weekly payments start as normal from 9 September
  • Paid in full will have the time added to their membership
  • Monthly memberships will have 11 days added to their next monthly advance payment, which will be on 20 September

Out of school care:

  • Credits are in place for sessions paid for but missed while we were closed
  • All future bookings are will be charged as normal. If your needs have changed, you need to contact the YMCA team otherwise you will be charged

Children's gymnastics:

  • We are holding credit for the classes you missed for Term 4. Credits must be used in Term 4.

1 September

Hamilton Early Centre is now open, operating under Alert Level 3 protocols. For more details please contact the centre directly via phone or email.

Please see the information below about your programme fees while we are closed:

  • Fitness: your payments are currently on hold. For paid in full memberships, we will extend the end date of your membership for the period we are unable to open.
  • Swim school: Lessons will be made up when we re-open. For customers who pay their fees in instalments, these payments will continue as normal
  • Children's term programmes: Lessons will be made up when we re-open
  • Out of school care: Credit for any sessions paid for will be used when we re-open
  • Early learning centres: No fee payments will be taken while we are closed. Credit for any sessions paid for will be used when we re-open
  • For sports leagues or venue hire: please contact your YMCA centre

Please note - planned make-up sessions may need to be revisited in the event of an extended lockdown - we will be in touch in this case.

Under COVID Level 4, all YMCA centres are closed. We'll be in touch with further details on how you and your family can stay active and healthy under lockdown - stay tuned!

YMCA at home

One of the best things to support your physical and mental health is to stay active. Here at the Y we're here to support your whole family, and during lockdown this is no different.

On our YMCA at home page you'll find links to free, expert content for everyone - from online fitness classes, kid's boredom busters, daily challenges for young people, and our Goldfit online community. We're at home just like you, so everything has been adapted to use what we have around us. We got you.

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