From Friday additional police resources will be out in force across the Gold Coast in anticipation for thousands of school leavers, despite the official event being scrapped due to COVID-19. "The Schoolies that we have come to know over the years will not be able to go ahead in that form this year. (ABC News) Schoolies Week 2020 has been formally cancelled by the Queensland Government, as a result of coronavirus restrictions. ... Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially cancelled Schoolies this year. All are linked to a trainer at corrective services who tested positive earlier this week. Whitsunday Schoolies 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing issues and risks relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schoolies Week was scheduled to start on November 21 The Queensland Government has cancelled all official Schoolies Week 2020 activities Accommodation providers will still be able to offer rooms during the Schoolies period Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said all official events, including concerts and beach parties, will no longer go ahead. Official schoolies celebrations have been scrapped this year, leaving school leavers to make their own fun at traditional beacons such as Lorne, Rye and Sorrento. More Schoolies than ever before have set their sights on the Sunshine Coast for 2020 after official events were cancelled on the Gold Coast and flights to Bali and Fiji were grounded. He said the organisation would take official health advice into account and, if it is safe to do so, will consider ways to offer support if high school graduates celebrate at unofficial or private events. Schoolies will have nowhere to hide or conduct clandestine gatherings on the Gold Coast with police set to spy on their every movement. (ABC TV News: file photo) Share. "I should have jumped up and down a little early, let's put it that way," he said. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), If northern beaches cluster spreads across Sydney, Christmas could be cancelled, European Union authorises Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Confused by Queensland's border rules? "Schoolies is all about sharing it from your heart this time around.". There would be an increased presence by officers in the area during the late summer period. Official Schoolies cancelled but celebrating still encouraged in COVID-safe way Palaszczuk cancels Schoolies 2020 Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has cancelled Schoolies. Speaking to Stav, Abby and Matt on HIT105 on Tuesday morning, Ms Grace said the traditional end of … Schoolies 2020: Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate calls for event to be cancelled in global coronavirus pandemic Luke Mortimer and Kyle Wisniewski , Gold Coast Bulletin August 5, 2020 1:52pm Schoolies support like free water and medical services remain on offer in 2020. With the Gold Coast Marathon and Gold Coast 600 Supercars cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions, uncertainty has swirled around the fate of schoolies week in 2020. Wednesday August 05, 2020 Schoolies week will be hard to cancel, with no single organiser or governing body. Palaszczuk cancels Schoolies 2020 . Auto News: Kia's Australian Open Fleet hits the road - caradvice.com.au. Premier confirms Schoolies cancelled for 2020. by Brett Henebery 28 Aug 2020. This is what we know so far, Vapers will need a prescription to import liquid nicotine from October 2021, Malaysian couple welcome 10,000 guests to drive-through wedding, Ombudsman investigation highlights suburban Adelaide council's corporate credit card abuse. Credit: Royal Adelaide Show/Facebook Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society chief John Rothwell said health and safety was the reason to cancel the 2020 event which draws more than half a million South Australians over 10 days. 10:33am Aug 28, 2020 Queensland's Schoolies Week has been cancelled after being deemed a "high-risk" event during the coronavirus pandemic. As if the class of 2020 hasn't been through enough, from home-schooling and online classes to formals being cancelled, now they've been dealt another blow - Schoolies is officially off. Ms Palaszczuk said Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young had deemed the traditional gathering of school leavers, which takes place in multiple locations across Queensland including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Airlie Beach, as too risky from a COVID-19 perspective. The state's Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young sympathised with Year 12s who would be unable to celebrate finishing school as previous years had done. 27/08/2020. "My main message to school leavers this year is: '[it's] your right of passage to be an adult, [so] you are the adult in handling this COVID-19'. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed that Schoolies will not go ahead this year due to the high risk posed by COVID-19. Print article. The rest of the state is currently restricted to gatherings of 30 people. SHARE. List of locations visited by positive COVID-19 cases in Brisbane. 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TODAY IN HISTORY: Elvis's agenda at bizarre White House meeting, Airport heartbreak as Aussies land to learn rule change mid-flight, Hard border between Queensland and NSW returns, Woman dies in unit fire in Brisbane's north, Junk food diets keeping teenagers up at night. "They've had a really difficult year," Dr Young said. She said the health risks to older Queenslanders influenced the state government's decision to scrap Schoolies. Schoolies week will be hard to cancel, with no single organiser or governing body. With Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate this week announcing November schoolies celebrations may be cancelled due to coronavirus — and jokingly (we hope) suggesting a schoolies "from home" in its place — the sobering reality facing the class of 2020 sharpened into focus. (ABC Gold Coast: Dominic Cansdale) ai1 Schoolies Week 2020 cancelled . Schoolies events cancelled for 2020. Any students who have pre-registered for 2020 Whitsunday Schoolies activities through the Whitsunday Schoolies website will be contacted and her eligible for a full refund. ... which means it can’t officially be cancelled. Ms Palaszczuk said officials will be writing to schools and accommodation providers to inform them of the decision. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said all official events, including concerts and beach parties, will no longer go ahead. Premier Palaszczuk encouraged Year 12s to holiday locally in small groups. Catch up on the main COVID-19 news from December 21 with our coronavirus blog. Schoolies 2020 was cancelled earlier this year because of COVID-19. Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace says schoolies could be cancelled this year. More Schoolies than ever before have set their sights on the Sunshine Coast for 2020 after official events were cancelled on the Gold Coast and flights to Bali and Fiji were grounded due to coronavirus restrictions. All events for Schoolies Week 2020 has been formally cancelled by the Queensland Government, as a result of coronavirus restrictions. Police are still uncertain as to how many young people will … Schoolies may be officially cancelled this year because of coronavirus but police are taking no chances with hundreds of officers set to swarm the Gold Coast this weekend. Gatherings in residences, including holiday units, will also be limited to no more than 10 people in Queensland between November 21 to December 11. It poses a high risk – high risk not only for the people who attend, all the young people, but also all the people they come in contact with, and of course their families and their friends and their grandparents.". Your web browser is no longer supported. "This is a mass event. The Royal Adelaide Show has been cancelled for 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions. Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate had previously made calls for school leavers celebrations in the city to be cancelled, and said he wished the Government had moved more quickly. "Those who are unable to travel to their chosen destination due to Government restrictions will be offered the opportunity to postpone their stay, switch to a local accommodation provider or request a credit note or refund.". Gold Coast. The Premier said, however, that accommodation will still be available during the Schoolies Week period, but gatherings in residences including holiday units will be limited to no more than 10 people state-wide from November 21 to December 11. Gold Coast Schoolies … "We have introduced some temporary flexibility into our booking terms and conditions to offer school leavers additional time and options around their Schoolies stay," he said. Schoolies Week 2020 has been formally cancelled by the Queensland Government, as a result of coronavirus restrictions. "We also know that our tourism sector needs our support so, just as any other person can go along and book accommodation people are welcome to continue to do that in those small groups right across Queensland," she said. This includes the cancellation of all mass gatherings, such as concerts which traditionally accompany the celebrations for Year 12 school leavers. DOWNLOAD THE GOLD COAST BULLETIN APP. Noosa's Main Beach closed and nippers cancelled amid clean-up after schoolies gathering By Patrick Williams Posted Sun Sunday 22 Nov November 2020 at 2:09am Sun Sunday 22 Nov November 2020 … Harm prevention network Red Frogs has been vising schools in the lead-up to Year 12 Graduations, and director Andy Gourley said the majority of students were still keen to celebrate. Your last year of school is such an important year to get you prepared for going out and joining adulthood.". "This is a mass event, it poses high risk, high risk to people that attend, all of the young people but also the people that they come in contact with and of course their families and their friends," she said. 0:00. PM plays down 'rescue mission plan' to help Aussies stranded overseas. "They will be out there to enforce the chief health officer's guidelines," Mr Chelepy said. Large schoolies week functions could be cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions. "Get onto Zoom, enjoy yourself in that way. (Photo: ABC) Wednesday August 05, 2020. To improve your experience, Queensland's Schoolies Week has been cancelled after being deemed a "high-risk" event during the. "There will be unfortunately no concerts, no organised events, because there can be no mass gatherings.". The Queensland government has cancelled this year’s schoolies week on the Gold Coast, amid a crackdown sparked by a spike in coronavirus cases. Queensland education minister Grace Grace says schoolies may be cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Ms Palaszczuk said there would be nothing wrong with small groups of young people booking accommodation at places close to where they lived, … Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially cancelled Schoolies this year. It brings the total number of active cases in Queensland to 20. . This includes the cancellation of all mass gatherings, such as concerts which traditionally accompany the celebrations for Year 12 school leavers. Ms Grace spoke on Brisbane 's Hit105 … Schoolies Tour - 18 + Schoolies Tour - All Ages The Hilton Pool Party Schoolies Nation Beach Festival Schoolies Fortnite Esports Tournament Airlie Beach Parties All Ages Party Pass While Councillor Tate urged any accommodation providers who receive Schoolies cancellations to refund deposits, regardless of whether the cancellation period has expired, the CEO of bookings agency Schoolies.com, Matt Lloyd said a more flexible cancellation policy was already in place. "The Chief Health Officer has deemed the event of Schoolies, it is a mass event over multiple days is high risk," she said. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today extended restrictions currently in place for residents from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. "This is a rite of passage. Palaszczuk cancels Schoolies 2020 Sky News Australia. Schoolies Week is a three-week graduation festival celebrated by Year 12 school leavers from across Australia. The annual Schoolies Week was scheduled to start on 2st November 2020, but the QLD premier said “This is a mass event, it poses high risk, high risk … Continue reading "Gold Coast 2020 Schoolies cancelled." "The hunger's there — and I'd say for 90 per cent they are still very keen to go," he said. Watch the Stan Original film A Sunburnt Christmas now on Stan. 00:00 / 00:00. If the Schoolies dates are changed to a date later than the end of December 2020 and you are unable to attend on the new dates, the following will apply: You will receive a refund of all monies paid over and above the non-refundable deposit (excluding existing amendment fees and credit card charges if … Queensland Schoolies, a chaotic rite of passage for so many of us, has officially been cancelled for the first time ever because of the coronavirus pandemic. A wave of disappointment has fallen across Coast Year 12 students who described this year’s cancelled schoolies celebration as one of the only “lasts” left for the 2020 cohort. Police patrols will also be stepped up on the Gold Coast during the Schoolies period to enforce health restrictions, Queensland Police Assistant Commissioner Shane Chelepy said. 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