Coronavirus

 
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Al-Anon Family Groups Australia (AGSO) has issued the following information for members and groups about the impact of COVID-19:

  

Documents for groups and members:

1. Explanatory letter from the General Service Board, 17th March 2020.

2. Frequently Asked Questions

3. Update letter from the General Secretary/CEO, 27th March 2020.

4. AGSO letter re opening face-to-face meetings, 20th May 2020.

5. AGSO Appeal Letter July 2020


 

Update Notice: Many groups have resumed face-to-face meetings as restrictions have eased in most states. Limits to the number of participants at meetings may apply: each state may have a maximum limit on people allowed to reduce the spread of the virus. Please check the meeting search pages as well as the list of  Australian electronic Al-Anon meetings below.

Groups or Districts please continue communicating directly with your local Area Office when you know about group meeting updates. Website updates can then occur as a responsibility of the AGSO (extended business hours for the time being).

 
   
Further information will be added as the situation develops.  

 
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Any concerns?

If you have any concerns or require further information then please contact us on:

(03) 9620 2166 or via email to: agso@alphalink.com.au

 

 
Austra-Link (splay of editions) 

Austra-Link:

Update August 2020: The Melbourne metropolitan area and central business district (CBD), in particular, is in Stage 4 Lockdown until mid September at the earliest. Sadly this means it is not possible for us to print and post the September Austra-Link hard copy as we are unable to physically attend the office.

We hope to be able to resume normal production in time for the October issue. Meanwhile, don't hesitate to download a copy from the website, or, if you would like to receive the electronic version of Austra-Link directly into your email inbox, send an email request to: 

austra-link@al-anon.org.au

We also encourage you to forward electronic copies to your Al-Anon friends.

Hard copies are (normally) posted to current mailing addresses (CMA) unless a group instructs the Australia General Service Office otherwise.

With changed arrangements due to the COVID-19 situation many groups' activities are affected. Please keep us up to date with your CMA and be sure the post box rental is up to date if that is your group’s usual mail arrangement. Australia Post charges the AGSO for all mail items it returns to sender.

Note: Production and distribution of Austra-Link works on a monthly cycle so you may still receive an issue in the month after requesting your hard copy subscription be halted.


Also, Austra-Link Editor, Wendy, would love to receive your sharing sheet Instructions for your submission can be found here.

 

 
Al-Anon members online

A suggestion:
If your Al-Anon meeting closes, it is possible to use electronic means via Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Skype and Zoom to have an online meeting, plus there's WhatsApp or phone meetings with members in your group or just to keep in contact.

 

 
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Electronic and phone meetings:

 
  • Updated: Weekdays
  • You can forward changes to meeting details through your GR and DR. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
 

 
 

Resources for creating online or phone meetings:

  • Electronic meetings registered with the World Service Office (WSO) are listed on the WSO website.
 


 
 LITERATURE RESOURCES:

 
 

 
   
   
 
  • WEBEX: virtual meetings, an overview created for members' purposes.
 
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  • ZOOM: a member has kindly produced instructions for creating a meeting using the Zoom app, including a Contents page leading to each sequential step during set-up.
  • A Zoom meeting Template for group members wanting to join a local Zoom meeting. Please also download your Area's Seventh Tradition sheet (below).
  • Northern New South Wales: Seventh Tradition
  • Western New South Wales: Seventh Tradition
  • North Queensland: Seventh Tradition
  • South Queensland: Seventh Tradition
  • South Australia: Seventh Tradition
  • Western Australia (includes Northern Territory): Seventh Tradition. Please also download the WA Area's donation reference codes.
 

 

Other resources:

  • Don't forget the Blog on this website. We love hearing from you!