It’s official, Schoolies Week events will not proceed this year.

The Chief Health Officer has designated mass gatherings over several days of Schoolies a high risk event. That means organised events like concerts won’t proceed.

Gatherings in residences, including holiday units, will be limited to no more than 10 people statewide from November 21 to December 11.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczul said in a statement, “We understand how disappointing this is for school-leavers, but the safety of Queenslanders comes first and we cannot risk anyone contracting or spreading COVID-19.”

“School-leavers should still celebrate their achievements by holidaying in Queensland and supporting local businesses and tourism operators,” she continued in a post on Facebook.

Accommodation providers will be required to register guests as part of their COVID-safe plans.

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Source: Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

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