Guidelines for level 2 with groups of up to 100
Yesterday the government announced that groups of up to 100 can gather. This means groups will be able to work towards meeting again from Friday lunchtime.
Here are some suggestions that you may want to discuss with your conscience group. While you’re at perfect liberty to handle this matter any way you please we have compiled some thought starters to help those groups who may be looking for guidance.
We ask that you please email us with any changes so we can update the website. This should include start dates if physical meetings and commencing again. email@example.com
All the latest information on Covid-19 from the Ministry of Health can be found here.
All groups will need to adhere to any requirements that the venue may have regarding cleaning and social distancing. We suggest you talk to the venue to find out what they will require from the group.
Each group should decide their course around contract tracing via an informed group conscience, with the spirit of all of our Traditions in mind.
Vulnerable members and groups continuing to meet online
Groups may want to consider having a combined physical and zoom meeting to enable those still vulnerable in level 2 to attend their regular meetings. Other groups may wish to continue online.
After yesterdays announcement there may be some confusion about if groups can meet again from Thursday. We would suggest that groups meet and discuss the following
1) Is the groups venue open under level 2
2) If so then what is the venues criteria for using the space?
3) Is there an option of running a combined virtual and physical meeting?
4) Can the group meet at a different venue (split venues if more than 10)?
5) Does the group want to continue on zoom until the numbers who can gather increase?
We would suggest the groups also discuss how best to serve the newcomer and are the vulnerable people in the group being incorporated somehow?
Previous covid-19 updates are available here.
Given the news around the Coronavirus, we are sharing some information which you may find useful. As of now New Zealand has only one confirmed case of 2019-nCoV in New Zealand, but the Ministry of Health are advising precautions for the general public to take which we’ve included here.
What does it mean for A.A.?
The board met on Monday night to discuss the possible impact of 2019-nCoV on A.A. While the risk to our fellowship is currently low we have taken the steps below;
What does it mean for your A.A group?
As each A.A group is autonomous it is up to each group to decide on how it will deal with 2019-nCoV. We would like to suggest that the Ministry of Health Guidelines around prevention is adequate for now.
If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mainstay has been a valued part of A.A. since its inception in June 1955 and was given by its founders to the AA membership to manage in 1964. It has been our meeting in print all those years but in recent times subscription rates have been falling and with the approval of the November Conference your Board has set up a sub-committee to try and revitalise interest in Mainstay.
We have made the changes we needed at the magazine and Board end and we now need the support of the membership of A.A. to ensure we have not only a financially viable magazine but one that is an asset to our fellowship in carrying the message of A.A. For that we are all responsible and the assistance we need from the fellowship is;
Annual subscriptions run from April each year with six magazines produced every even calendar month. A printed copy mailed is $36 and an electronic version available to download via an emailed link is $24. New subscription outside the 12 month period April 2020 to March 2021 have a pro rata cost according to the number of issues left for the subscription year.
Yours In Service
Mainstay Sub Committee
Following GSO’s recent review of freight charges, which have steadily increased in recent years, we realise that we are not covering our costs when sending out small packages.
At its meeting in April, Conference agreed the following:
For orders under $100, a charge of $7 will be added toward shipping costs.
For orders over $100, shipping will remain free of charge.