Schoolies Week 2020 was formally cancelled last week due to Covid-19, but today the Queensland Government has announced a change of heart.
“We don’t want to deny school leavers the chance to experience Schoolies Week, so we’ve decided it will go ahead,” says Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
But there’s a small catch.
The annual week of debauchery – which normally takes place at various locations across Queensland – will this year take place via a series of Zoom video conference calls.
“We understand it’s not quite the same in-person experience,” says Ms Palaszczuk. “But this is a safe way to celebrate the end of year 12 and make new friends online.”
School leavers from around the country will be able to dial-in to multiple sessions of ‘SchooliesOnZoom’ between November 21 to December 11.
“SchooliesOn Zoom is completely free of charge, and can be done from the safety of your own home, or even from your local beach!” says the Premier.
School leavers wanting to take part can register at SchooliesOnZoom.qld.gov.au.
Local Toolie Dan Johnson who agreed to speak to DBT says he’s also looking forward to getting involved.
“I just have to remember to turn my webcam off,” says the 43 year old father of two.