COVID-19 Update: Nottinghamshire YMCA and Malt Cross services


Last updated: 11 January 2021

In light of new government lockdown restrictions, we have outlined below how each of our charity services will be impacted during this third national lockdown. Contact details for each service can be found under the relevant section.

Malt Cross


Pub Quiz goes virtual (Mondays)

Whilst our venue is closed, The Malt Cross Pub Quiz will now take place via our Facebook Page (@maltcrossnotts). Quiz Master Jake Cornes will be running the Malt Cross quiz remotely at 7.30pm every Monday.

All calls to our landline are advised to reach out to where messages will be picked up each morning and evening.

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Children, Young People and Families

Our Children, Young People, and Families services will be continuing to run as the UK lockdown comes into effect. The adapted YMCA Childcare and YMCA Day Camps programmes will be running. Please see our webpages for more information on the temporary changes to each individual programme in line with schools and government advisements.

YMCA Adventure Guides and OnSide will also be returning this year when it is safe to do so. We are acknowledging and adhering to government guidelines and will update you in real time, if and when changes to our services occur.

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YMCA Newark and Sherwood

Newark-Sherwood-bannerOur YMCA Community and Activity Village will be closed to the public until further notice.

National lockdown government guidelines state that outdoor sports facilities are to be shut and remain closed until further notice. All bookings have been cancelled free of charge and will remain cancelled until more guidance is released. If you have any queries please do contact us on 01636880624 (bookings) or 01636233125 (site).

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  • The gym will be closed until further notice.
  • All active gym memberships will be frozen and all payments suspended until further notice.
  • Members are welcome to access the free daily CrossFit workouts, designed by experienced YMCA Gym coaches to be followed at home with or without equipment. Find the workouts here.
  • Members who wish to support the charity by continuing to pay their membership fee can do so by emailing:

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YMCA Housing

Our YMCA Housing key-workers continue to work hard through the national lockdown to provide 24-hour life-saving support and guidance for homeless individuals across Nottinghamshire and East Riding of Yorkshire. We therefore still welcome online housing applications if you are homeless or know someone in need of housing support.

Apply or Refer for Housing Support


YMCA Children’s Residential Care

Our committed staff team continues to work through this second national lockdown to deliver 24-hour care for at-risk young people living in our children’s care homes in the community across Nottinghamshire and East Riding of Yorkshire.

Learn more or refer a child for support



Service updates for our other YMCA services will be advised in due course.