Wednesday August 05, 2020 Schoolies week will be hard to cancel, with no single organiser or governing body. "They've had a really difficult year," Dr Young said. 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. 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. 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 events cancelled for 2020. 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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. Schoolies Week is a three-week graduation festival celebrated by Year 12 school leavers from across Australia. 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. Ms Palaszczuk said officials will be writing to schools and accommodation providers to inform them of the decision. 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 Ms Grace spoke on Brisbane 's Hit105 … Large schoolies week functions could be cancelled 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. "They will be out there to enforce the chief health officer's guidelines," Mr Chelepy said. 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. 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. 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. "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.". Premier Palaszczuk encouraged Year 12s to holiday locally in small groups. 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 … ... which means it can’t officially be cancelled. "I should have jumped up and down a little early, let's put it that way," he said. "This is a mass event. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today extended restrictions currently in place for residents from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. Speaking to Stav, Abby and Matt on HIT105 on Tuesday morning, Ms Grace said the traditional end of … There were three more COVID infections in Queensland on Friday, two on the Gold Coast. 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. 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. 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 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.