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Let’s be responsible



We are in the midst of a period of deconfinement and many groups are hearing information that is not always accurate. In order to avoid misinformation, here is some information and related links that will take you directly to the Quebec government site.

We also take this opportunity to remind you that Region 87 insurance does not cover anything concerning the Covid-19. However, the groups that will open their room will be covered in case of an accident. It would therefore be prudent to advise the people who will be in your rooms by informing them at the beginning of the meetings.

We would also like to remind you that Region 87 will not make any decisions for the groups. It is up to each group to make its own decisions, to take responsibility for them and to have them respected.

We hope that this information will help group members make informed decisions about deconfinement.

Thank you for caring about the plight of suffering alcoholics.


Sylvie B.

Area 87 Chairperson


Gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Gatherings in public places

By now, indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed in some public places. As in other circumstances, a distance of 2 metres between people is required.

A distance of 1.5 metres between people will apply in places where people are seated, are relatively stationary and do not talk much or at all, for example, in performance venues, movie theatres and audiovisual recording studios.

Physical distancing of 1.5 metres will apply only to the audience or users. Artists, entertainers or hosts, etc. will have to keep 2 metres apart.

As for gatherings in private places, physical distancing will not apply to people from the same household.

In places where there is more movement, such as common areas or queues, people will still have to keep 2 metres apart. In these circumstances, wearing a mask or face covering is also recommended and the health recommendations must be followed.

Please note that the following activities remain prohibited:

  • festivals and major events;
  • regular vacation camps with stays;
  • fight sports.

Health recommendations for everyone

Anyone who has visited any public place must monitor their symptoms and follow the health recommendations :

  • Wash your hands often with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds, especially when you come in from outside.
  • Use alcohol-based disinfectant on your hands if soap and water are not available.
  • Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette:
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs.
  • If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
  • If you are sick, avoid contact with more vulnerable people, including older adults and people with a weak immune system or a chronic disease.
  • Avoid direct contact when you greet someone, such as shaking hands, and use alternative ways to greet people.
  • If you must go out, stay at least 2 meters (around 6 feet) away from people who do not live in your household.
  • stay at least 2 metres away from other people, or wear a face covering in public when physical distancing is not possible, such as in public transit.
  • Limit your travel as much as possible.


Bureau des Services Région 87

Alcooliques anonymes Montréal-Montérégie

3920 Rue Rachel Est

Montréal (Québec) H1X 1Z3

514-374-3688 # 2

• For a detailed list of virtual meeting options, virtual meeting options, Click Here. It is revised daily. Check back regularly.

•We encourage you to have your order prepared in advance. You can do this via our online store or by email or telephone. Payments are accepted via PayPal or Interac transfer. Once ready, the order will be placed in one of our cubbyholes for pick-up.
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• We are here for you. Please don’t hesitate to send in your questions, concerns and feedback at We need you. We need each other.

• Even though all face to face meetings have been cancelled for the time being, the Area Service Office must meet its financial obligations. For those who can and wish to make a contribution, you can do so on our website. Here is the link  HERE : click on the “donate” button.

• Grapevine has granted free access to most of the 2020 Grapevine and La Viña. Visit : .
• Take for granted that most of the meetings are suspended. It is too difficult to control a list of meetings that are suspended or not.