Given the current COVID 19 Pandemic and Emergency Measures in Tokyo, our group conscience decided to set the following schedule for Tuesday Evening English Speaking Al-Anon Meetings. Until further notice, we will continue online ZOOM meetings each Tuesday. We have also added in-person meetings twice a month in Roppongi.
1. Online Zoom Meeting :
Tuesday 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Online Zoom meeting
If you wish to join the online meeting, please email us at
(Please note that you must replace the two symbols <> with the @ mark)
To avoid confusion between Al-Anon and other 12-step programs, please confirm in your email that your life has been affected by someone else’s drinking, and we will be happy to provide you with the log-in details. The online meeting starts at 8:00 pm Japan time every Tuesday, and members can join from 7:50 pm onward. Our group uses a waiting room system, so you will be admitted to the meeting by the host, after the host confirms that you have been sent an invitation.
Al-Anon Online Meeting Program for October 2021
October 5 Subject: Step 10
October 12 Subject: Fear
October 19 Subject: Tradition 10
October 26* Subject: Honesty
* Monthly Business Meeting follows immediately after Closing
2. In-person Meeting :
Every 2nd & 3rd Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Franciscan Chapel Center in Roppongi.
Al-Anon In-person Meeting Program for October 2021
October 12 Meeting Subject : Step 10
October 19 Meeting Subject : Tradition 10
The first meeting of each month is an open meeting, i.e., open to participation by anyone interested in the family disease of alcoholism. The other meetings are closed and are limited to persons affected by a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.
We list below some simple ideas to help keep everyone safe at “In Person” Al-Anon Meetings at Roppongi during the current COVID pandemic. Please do your best to keep both yourself and your fellows safe and healthy.
Current safety measures in place
Franciscan Chapel Center requires the following upon entering the building:
– Hand sanitizer
– Temperature check
– Sign-in sheet: First name only, telephone number, and temperature
During the meeting:
– We use a vinyl placemat for each individual which is wiped with disinfectant sheets before and
– We practice social distanced seating.
– We don’t hold hands during closing.
– We wipe the metal on each chair with disinfectant sheet after use.
More Important Ideas to Help Keep “In Person” Al-Anon Meetings Safe
During the current COVID pandemic, please do your best to keep both yourself and your fellows safe and healthy.
BEFORE THE MEETING
1 – If you feel unwell and / or have a cough, headache or mild fever, DO NOT attend the meeting
2 – Wear a face covering when you travel to the meeting
3 – Bring a bottle of alcohol hand sanitizer / rub with you to the meeting and extra face masks
4 – Bring a packet of alcohol surface wipes with you to the meeting
5 – Bring a small plastic bag to collect used wipes for their safe disposal after the meeting
ARRIVING AT THE MEETING
6 – The first person to arrive at the meeting should wipe the outside door handle with a surface wipe, then enter the room
7 – Please keep the room door open during the meeting and, if possible, open a window in the meeting room to help keep the room well ventilated
8 – DO NOT use the air conditioning during the meeting, as this has been shown to help spread the virus
9 – Please wipe the surface of the central wooden table with surface wipes / sanitizer before the meeting starts. Wipe down your chair if possible
DURING THE MEETING
10 – During the meeting, please follow as best as you can the WHO Guidance below:
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. 2 metres distance is better. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
- Avoid going to crowded places. Why? Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COIVD-19 and it is more difficult to maintain physical distance of 1 metre (3 feet).
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
- Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
11 – Please clean the table and your chair when the meeting has finished and take used wipes away in a plastic bag for prompt disposal.
12 – Please travel home safely wearing a mask.
For more information
E-Mail: (<>=@) hello<>al-anontokyo.org
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