COVID-19 Update

20/07/2021 Covid-19 Recreation Update

It sounds like we are on track to open our centres on Wednesday, 28 July.

We don’t have all the details yet, and may not until late on Tuesday, but we wanted to keep you in the loop with our plan as of now:

  • Reopening of centres (all amenities) as of standard opening times on Wednesday, 28 July
    • 24/7 not available Wednesday AM, but anticipating it will be available as of Wednesday PM
  • Reduced capacities (1 person per 8sq m) in all spaces. We will not implement a ‘Book Your Spot’ system. We encourage people to attend at non-peak times if possible (9am – 4pm). Covid Marshals will actively monitor numbers, and in a small minority of cases, you may need to wait before accessing the gym/pool.
  • Group fitness class occupancies have been lowered (1 person per 8sq m). Bookings via the YMCA SA App are essential for all dryland and aquatic classes. Please be punctual to class start times as late entry will not be permitted.
  • Gym memberships will automatically resume on Wednesday. Details of ongoing suspension options and direct debit timing and charges will be available on the COVID-19 Response page on our website.
  • It is unknown whether Swimming Lessons will resume on Wednesday. If we are allowed to within the restrictions, then we will, and swim lesson memberships will automatically resume. Details of direct debit timing and charges will be available on the COVID-19 Response page on our website.
  • Mask wearing will be in accordance with public directions for indoor facilities. All other COVID-19 best practice procedures will be in place (see website for details).

Please check Facebook or the website for the most up to date information. We will send another email only if details on restrictions significantly change the above planned approach.

We are looking forward to opening the doors on Wednesday!

20/07/2021 Covid-19 Recreation, OSHC & Gymnastics Update

Recreation / Community Centres / Gymnastics

As mandated by the State Government all YMCA South Australia recreation centres will be closed as of 20/07/2021.

We will be unable to deliver any programs usually delivered within our recreation centres (swimming lessons/gymnastics) for the duration of closure.

All memberships (including swimming lessons/gymnastics) will automatically be placed on suspension during the period of closure and you will not be charged. No action is required by you. No member will be financially disadvantaged due to the closure.


All of our schools will only be open for children of essential workers or vulnerable children. OSHC will be available for these families for Before and After school care for each of the lockdown days. Each school may have slightly different arrangements so please look out for that communication.

There are a few schools that will have OSHC open for the full day tomorrow (Wednesday 21st July), these include Scotch College, Our Saviour Lutheran School, Woodville Gardens, Woodville Primary, Craigmore South, Reynella, Eastern Fleurieu, Encounter Lutheran and Port Elliot.

IMPORTANT - If you require bookings please either book through the app or via email so we can determine our staffing requirements.

We will be working with the Federal Government to determine what is going to occur with funding and fees but at this stage please note our 48-hour cancellation period applies for tomorrow but non-attendances Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday will not be charged unless attendance occurs or we are directed. Please continue to watch for our updates around this issue.

What do I do if I think someone is ill and should be at home rather than at a YMCA?

Please notify YMCA staff member. At this time we will be asking individuals who are sick to leave the facility to prevent potential further spreading of the illness to their fellow community members. Remember if someone is ill, it doesn't mean they have COVID-19, best practice is to stay home if you are feeling unwell.

If my family or I have recently travelled or if I have visitors at my house from outside Australia, can we still come to the YMCA?

Aligned to recent government self-isolation policy, any staff, members, or facility users who have been outside of Australia need to self isolate and are not permitted into the centre for a period of 14 days.

How and when will you decide to close YMCA's?

In regards to any facility closure for the YMCA, any decision would be made in consultation with and/or under the direction of governing health authorities, or our government contract partners. YMCA OSHC's will remain open aligned to the school unless mandated to shut.

Will the YMCA notify me if a member or staff person has a confirmed case of Covid-19?

The YMCA will follow the instruction of SA Health in relation to reporting and managing any confirmed cases of Covid-19. We anticipate upon notification the centre will be closed for a minimum of 24 hours to ensure appropriate cleaning and a safe environment.