"There will be unfortunately no concerts, no organised events, because there can be no mass gatherings.". 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. 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. 27/08/2020. There would be an increased presence by officers in the area during the late summer period. 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. 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. Palaszczuk cancels Schoolies 2020 . 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. "This is a mass event. (ABC Gold Coast: Dominic Cansdale) All events for Schoolies Week 2020 has been formally cancelled by the Queensland Government, as a result of coronavirus restrictions. The Royal Adelaide Show has been cancelled for 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions. 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 Whitsunday Schoolies 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing issues and risks relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. List of locations visited by positive COVID-19 cases in Brisbane. 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. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed that Schoolies will not go ahead this year due to the high risk posed by COVID-19. The rest of the state is currently restricted to gatherings of 30 people. 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.". 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. Premier Palaszczuk encouraged Year 12s to holiday locally in small groups. Ms Palaszczuk said officials will be writing to schools and accommodation providers to inform them of the decision. ... Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially cancelled Schoolies this year. "This is a rite of passage. (ABC TV News: file photo) Ms Palaszczuk said there would be nothing wrong with small groups of young people booking accommodation at places close to where they lived, … 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 "They've had a really difficult year," Dr Young said. Ms Grace spoke on Brisbane 's Hit105 … Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially cancelled Schoolies this year. . "Schoolies is all about sharing it from your heart this time around.". 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. 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 will be out there to enforce the chief health officer's guidelines," Mr Chelepy said. Schools and accommodation providers will be issued with formal, written notification that official Schoolies Week activities have been called off. 00:00 / 00:00. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today extended restrictions currently in place for residents from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. It brings the total number of active cases in Queensland to 20. SHARE. All are linked to a trainer at corrective services who tested positive earlier this week. Schoolies events cancelled for 2020. Share. Schoolies support like free water and medical services remain on offer in 2020. DOWNLOAD THE GOLD COAST BULLETIN APP. Speaking to Stav, Abby and Matt on HIT105 on Tuesday morning, Ms Grace said the traditional end of … 10:33am Aug 28, 2020 Queensland's Schoolies Week has been cancelled after being deemed a "high-risk" event during the coronavirus pandemic. There were three more COVID infections in Queensland on Friday, two on the Gold Coast. Gold Coast. To improve your experience, Queensland's Schoolies Week has been cancelled after being deemed a "high-risk" event during the. "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. ai1 Schoolies Week 2020 cancelled . What the Sydney lockdown means for the rest of the country, How the virus is reshaping Christmas shopping, 'They will find a way': Sanctioned or not, schoolies week to go ahead on Gold Coast, Australia's low COVID-19 cases means the population 'needs to be realistic' about a vaccine, The fragility of WA's border has again been rudely exposed, and it will take a vaccine to fix it, 'Farewell cuts' are all too familiar for Roni Law who fears many of her customers will never return, Australia is not first in line for the Pfizer vaccine — and that might be a good thing, A COVID patient with sepsis was given a megadose of vitamin C. 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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. 2020 Schoolies events may look a little different this year, but we will be in touch soon with everything you need to know about what's on during your stay, and all the awesome attractions and things to do whilst you are on your holiday, that can still be enjoyed in a Covid Safe way. PM plays down 'rescue mission plan' to help Aussies stranded overseas. "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. 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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. She said the health risks to older Queenslanders influenced the state government's decision to scrap Schoolies. Schoolies will have nowhere to hide or conduct clandestine gatherings on the Gold Coast with police set to spy on their every movement. Schoolies week will be hard to cancel, with no single organiser or governing body. 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. Gold Coast mayor reveals radical plan for Schoolies Week amid fears it will be cancelled due to COVID-19 - and it is not good news for graduates 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. Police are still uncertain as to how many young people will … "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'. 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. Schoolies Week 2020 has been formally cancelled by the Queensland Government, as a result of coronavirus restrictions. "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.". This includes the cancellation of all mass gatherings, such as concerts which traditionally accompany the celebrations for Year 12 school leavers. Gatherings in residences, including holiday units, will also be limited to no more than 10 people in Queensland between November 21 to December 11. Two of the new cases reside on the Gold Coast and one lives in Forest Lake. Your web browser is no longer supported. Schoolies Week is a three-week graduation festival celebrated by Year 12 school leavers from across Australia. 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? 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. "The Schoolies that we have come to know over the years will not be able to go ahead in that form this year. Your last year of school is such an important year to get you prepared for going out and joining adulthood.". 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. "Remember one thing, if you make a mistake and think 'it is all about me' and you take the virus back into your home and infect your mum and dad and your grandparents you will never forget this Schoolies. (Photo: ABC) Wednesday August 05, 2020. "Get onto Zoom, enjoy yourself in that way. 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 … "The hunger's there — and I'd say for 90 per cent they are still very keen to go," he said. 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. Print article. Queensland education minister Grace Grace says schoolies may be cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Gold Coast Schoolies … 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. This includes the cancellation of all mass gatherings, such as concerts which traditionally accompany the celebrations for Year 12 school leavers. "The Chief Health Officer has deemed the event of Schoolies, it is a mass event over multiple days is high risk," she said. This includes limiting gatherings in homes and outdoors to a maximum of 10 people and additional restrictions for aged care homes. 0:00. Schoolies 2020 was cancelled earlier this year because of COVID-19. 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. 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. "I should have jumped up and down a little early, let's put it that way," he said. 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. 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. Official Schoolies cancelled but celebrating still encouraged in COVID-safe way Palaszczuk cancels Schoolies 2020 Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has cancelled Schoolies. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said all official events, including concerts and beach parties, will no longer go ahead. The Queensland government has cancelled this year’s schoolies week on the Gold Coast, amid a crackdown sparked by a spike in coronavirus cases. 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. This comes as the state recorded three new community-acquired coronavirus cases overnight, all of whom are linked to a growing cluster at the Queensland Corrections Services Academy in Wacol. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. ... which means it can’t officially be cancelled. Catch up on the main COVID-19 news from December 21 with our coronavirus blog. 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." Premier confirms Schoolies cancelled for 2020. by Brett Henebery 28 Aug 2020. Palaszczuk cancels Schoolies 2020 Sky News Australia. 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