Telephone 
Lanzarote 0034 653840440
Fuerteventura 0034 695700433
Tenerife 0034 630478448
Gran Canaria 0034 699831539

*Important Announcements*

*Please be aware that the Canary islands are running very limited live meetings at the moment, you will not be able to attend a daily live meeting and some islands may not be offering any live meetings at this time, the Covid restrictions will be different in Spain and the Canary islands*

The Lanzarote Costa Teguise meeting has now recommenced, Fridays 6pm to 7pm, please click here or the Lanzarote tab at the top of the page for further information.

*may be subject to change due to changes of government covid regulations*

The Lanzarote Matagorda, Puerto del Carmen meeting is recommencing on Thursday 30th September, Thursdays 2pm - 3pm, please click here or the Lanzarote Tab at the top of the page for further information.

 

Convention

Sadly the AA Canary Islands Intergroup would like to inform members that the 2022 convention is cancelled due to a major refurbishment of the convention hotel and the continuing uncertainty around the Covid Pandemic 

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, 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

 

Events which include an AA meeting have restrictions on numbers dependant on the level of the island, 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 in indoor meetings. 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.

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 wear a mask at all times when using indoor public spaces. 

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 - 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 sanitise their hands when entering the meeting.

  • 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.

Welcome to the website of the English-speaking group of

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

 

Special Announcements

  • Lanzarote  Costa Sal meeting returns to live venue as of 30th September.

  • New meeting , Corralejo bring a chair open air meeting Thursday 11am - 12noon

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. 

Upcoming Events

The AA Canary island intergroup would like to inform members that they are not affiliated with these listed events, Any queries should be forwarded to the event organisers