Schoolies week has been cancelled in Queensland after being classified as a high-risk event during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schoolies week was scheduled to start on the Gold Coast on November 21 however, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that all official events including concerts and beach parties will be cancelled.
“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.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate had previously made comments for school leavers celebrations in the city to be cancelled and backed the Government’s decision to cancel.
Schools and accommodation providers will be issued with formal and written notification that the official schoolies week activities have been cancelled.
Accommodation providers will still be able to offer rooms during the Schoolies period however all official Schoolies Week activities will be cancelled. Gatherings in residences will be limits to no more than 10 people state-wide from November 21 to December 11.
Queensland Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk expressed “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”.
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