Fuerteventura 0034 695700433
Tenerife 0034 630478448
Gran Canaria 0034 699831539
Lanzarote Open 'Open Air Meeting' Thursdays 12 noon to 1pm, this meeting will take place outside in the car park across from the Cabildo in Arrecife, drive to the far end of the Car park, this meeting will comply with all of the safety Covid guidelines laid out by Intergroup. Due to the change in law masks must now be worn at all times throughout the meeting. We can provide limited chairs for visitors but please bring a folding chair if you are able to do so. Members position their own vehicles to create a private meeting space.
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Now that Spain and the Canary Islands have left the State of Emergency then physical meetings can start to reopen in some form. In Spain the term 'The New Normal' Is being used, This means that all public meetings and meeting places, including Alcoholics Anonymous have a legal requirement to follow Spanish Law regarding 'The New Normal' guidelines, Alcoholics Anonymous could be held legally responsible for non-adherence and members and meetings could be fined and prosecuted. Inline with this the Canary Island Intergroup has produced a list of Guidelines regarding physical AA meetings, which can be seen below. Individual meetings and members attending these meetings should be aware that they take full responsibility to adhere to 'The New Normal' practice.
AA Canary islands will still be running Online Zoom AA meetings in conjunction with physical meetings (please see below) as most AA meeting venues are still currently not available. Updates regarding physical meetings will appear when further information is received. If you are new to AA please use the dedicated helplines and a member will be happy to talk to you.
As members we should
Accept and acknowledge the risk that exists
Accept and respect the rules of the Spanish and Canarian Governments at all times
Accept and respect the rules of the venue
Ensure the maximum room capacity is not exceeded
Do not attend meetings if showing any COVID- like symptoms
Be responsible for each other’s safety
Meetings can have no more than 10 participants, if a meeting exceeds this number it is up to each individual meeting to adhere to the previously agreed group protocols.
The Law states that you must wear a mask at ALL times in ALL public spaces at ALL times, this covers both inside and outside public spaces. Regardless of whether the 1.5 meter distance can be maintained. You must also try to ensure you maintain a 1.5 meter distance.
Members must wear the mask correctly, covering the nose and mouth.
Chairs will be spaced at 1.5/2 metres apart – please do not move them.
Once seated the mask can be removed, but members must remain in their seats to ensure a safe distance.
Should they need to get up they must put on their mask or if they cannot ensure that the safety distance of 1.5 meters can be met.
It is compulsory that hands are sanitised on entering the meeting room.
Any form of physical contact is not advised.
Members must bring their own masks as it is a legal requirement for everyone to carry a mask at all times when leaving their place of residence.
No food or drink can be provided.
Please dispose of rubbish safely.
Rooms will have a maximum capacity, it will be on a first come first served basis.
Check each individual venue for toilet facilities and/or disabled access. If toilet facilities are open in a venue they are used at your own risk.
Information for groups regarding basic meeting procedures for physical meetings
Cleaning supplies - gloves, masks, hand sanitiser, paper towels, disinfectant spray, bin bags (for sanitising purposes)
Ensure chairs are set at a distance of 1.5/2 meters from one another, side to side and front and back
Disinfect all used tables and chairs before meeting
Disinfect all door handles, door frames and light switches that may be touched
Any signs used and all readings are to be laminated and disinfected before handing out and at end of meeting
To display the maximum capacity (aforo) of the room
It is compulsory for all members to either sanitise their hands when entering the meeting or to wear disposable gloves
Ensure all members who enter the meeting venue are wearing a mask. The mask must remain in place and worn correctly (Covering nose and Mouth) at all times.
Inform members that the chairs must remain in place and cannot be moved
Set aside seventh tradition pot and inform members that masks must be worn when placing money if the safety distance cannot be maintained. To put in place a system for handling/counting the money – e.g. disinfecting the money immediately or leaving it in the pot…
Members not to join hands for the Closing Prayer
Chairs, tables, door handles, door frames, light switches etc. to be disinfected after meeting
Take away rubbish and dispose of safely
No food or drink can be provided
Inform members that toilets are used at their own risk
If members do not adhere to these guidelines you will be asked to leave the meeting or the meeting will be closed.
Please respect the local members who are only adhering to local law.
Please check below for Zoom meeting times and information.
(please check back for further information as we receive it)
ZOOM Online meeting Information
Password no longer required but waiting room still active and will be muted on entry
Please also be aware all of our zoom meetings are Open meetings due to not being able to control what happens in individuals homes
Monday Gratitude Lanzarote led Meeting, login from 11:30am
Code 787 485 664
Tuesday Experience, Strength and hope share, Multi Island Meeting, login from 7:30pm Code 773 293 369
Wednesday Daytime Lanzarote led Meeting, login from 11:30am Code 677 040 310
Wednesday Evening Lanzarote led Meeting, login from 6:30pm Code 183 514 400
Thursday Tenerife led Topic Meeting, Login from 7pm , Introductions from 7:20pm Code 569 094 601
Friday Lanzarote led Meeting, Login from 5:30pm Code 985 792 103
Saturday Fuerteventura led Meeting, Login from 11:00am Code 644 709 289
Sunday Tenerife led Big Book Meeting, Login from 5:30pm, Introductions from 5:50pm Code 537 090 096
International Canary Island Visitors Zoom meeting all welcome
Every Morning Login from 8am Code 161 461 808
All of the above meetings will run on the ZOOM app readily available from the app store or alternatively you can access zoom on google through your PC or Laptop .
We highly recommend you download and familiarise yourself with the app as soon as possible. Be aware, you will not be able to login to these meetings until the above login times, all meetings will start 30 minutes after the login time. Also in accordance with tradition 12 please ensure you are in a quiet private setting to take part in the meeting.
Tips for using zoom
1. If its your first time using the online meeting, ensure you log in early to ensure its all working properly
2. when initially signing in, click the sign in with audio and video options
3. Scroll right on your phone or tablet to bring up videos of all participants
4. Scroll left on your mobile phone or tablet to bring up an audio option to use device audio
5. Tap the screen of your phone or tablet to bring up microphone and video options
We will endeavor to return to our schedule as soon a practicably possible
in Fellowship AA Canary islands
Welcome to the website of the English-speaking group of
in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Lanzarote , Fuerteventura & Tenerife AA would like to point out that we only have a small number of members covering service positions on the islands and our time is limited. Could all members please be considerate when using the telephone service and email contact forms. These services are primarily for initial newcomer 12 step calls and information regarding meetings. In accordance with Tradition 10 'Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the AA name ought never be drawn into public controversy' we can not offer guidance on areas to stay, accommodation or tourist information matters such as where to eat out. We are unable to respond to correspondence regarding these queries. Also due to the amount of visitors attending meetings we can not offer transport to meetings. The islands are serviced by very good public transport services and most meetings are on bus routes.
Also please remember that the Canary islands follow GMT not Spanish mainland time, Please ensure your phone has not set to Spanish Mainland time.
In Fellowship AA Lanzarote, Fuerteventura & Tenerife
Lanzarote Open 'Open Air Meeting' Thursdays 12 noon to 1pm, this meeting will take place outside in the car park across from the Cabildo in Arrecife, drive to the far end of the Car park, this meeting will comply with all of the safety Covid guidelines laid out my intergroup.
Change to spanish law: Masks must now be worn at all times in public buildings , whether you can maintain a distance of 1.5 metres or not
New to AA?
CLICK HERE if you are new to AA and need initial info on what to expect. On this page you will also find ways how to contact someone if you feel you have a drinking problem.