Watch the Stan Original film A Sunburnt Christmas now on Stan. Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace says schoolies could be cancelled this year. "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. 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. Wednesday August 05, 2020 Schoolies week will be hard to cancel, with no single organiser or governing body. Premier Palaszczuk encouraged Year 12s to holiday locally in small groups. 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 hunger's there — and I'd say for 90 per cent they are still very keen to go," he said. 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. Print article. 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 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. 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. Large schoolies week functions could be cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions. The Royal Adelaide Show has been cancelled for 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions. "The Schoolies that we have come to know over the years will not be able to go ahead in that form this year. The rest of the state is currently restricted to gatherings of 30 people. Speaking to Stav, Abby and Matt on HIT105 on Tuesday morning, Ms Grace said the traditional end of … Auto News: Kia's Australian Open Fleet hits the road - caradvice.com.au. To improve your experience, Queensland's Schoolies Week has been cancelled after being deemed a "high-risk" event during the. (ABC Gold Coast: Dominic Cansdale) Ms Palaszczuk said there would be nothing wrong with small groups of young people booking accommodation at places close to where they lived, … 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 … "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'. All are linked to a trainer at corrective services who tested positive earlier this week. There would be an increased presence by officers in the area during the late summer period. "I should have jumped up and down a little early, let's put it that way," he said. 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 … "Schoolies is all about sharing it from your heart this time around.". 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. 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. (ABC News) 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 … SHARE. 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. Schoolies 2020 was cancelled earlier this year because of COVID-19. 27/08/2020. "This is a mass event. Ms Palaszczuk said officials will be writing to schools and accommodation providers to inform them of the decision. DOWNLOAD THE GOLD COAST BULLETIN APP. "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. Schoolies week will be hard to cancel, with no single organiser or governing body. Palaszczuk cancels Schoolies 2020 . ... Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially cancelled Schoolies this year. List of locations visited by positive COVID-19 cases in Brisbane. "Get onto Zoom, enjoy yourself in that way. 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. . (Photo: ABC) Wednesday August 05, 2020. Gatherings in residences, including holiday units, will also be limited to no more than 10 people in Queensland between November 21 to December 11. PM plays down 'rescue mission plan' to help Aussies stranded overseas. There were three more COVID infections in Queensland on Friday, two on the Gold Coast. 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 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. "This is a rite of passage. 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 … Schoolies events cancelled for 2020. 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. 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. Gold Coast. 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. Schoolies support like free water and medical services remain on offer in 2020. 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. 0:00. 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. Schoolies Week 2020 has been formally cancelled by the Queensland Government, as a result of coronavirus restrictions. The Queensland government has cancelled this year’s schoolies week on the Gold Coast, amid a crackdown sparked by a spike in coronavirus cases. Schoolies will have nowhere to hide or conduct clandestine gatherings on the Gold Coast with police set to spy on their every movement. She said the health risks to older Queenslanders influenced the state government's decision to scrap Schoolies. 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. 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. 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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. "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 limiting gatherings in homes and outdoors to a maximum of 10 people and additional restrictions for aged care homes. ... which means it can’t officially be cancelled. 10:33am Aug 28, 2020 Queensland's Schoolies Week has been cancelled after being deemed a "high-risk" event during the coronavirus pandemic. Catch up on the main COVID-19 news from December 21 with our coronavirus blog. All events for Schoolies Week 2020 has been formally cancelled by the Queensland Government, as a result of coronavirus restrictions. 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