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Schoolies to go ahead despite new COVID cluster in South Australia

Despite an increasing cluster in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australian school leavers’ plans won’t be further limited.

On Monday, Police Commissioner Grant Stevens announced that whilst new steps would take place across a variety of sectors, they will not be impacted by Schoolies.

In September, the official Schoolies festival at Victor Harbor was cancelled, but police pressed for a ‘Schoolies at home’ initiative instead.

Although private meetings are restricted at 10 under new restrictions and travel is not recommended, Stevens says that it will not extend to students.

Currently, the maximum number of people approved for short-term accommodation is determined by the number of beds, plus up to six guests.

“There are specific recommendations with short-term accommodation and they must be complied with,” Stevens said.

“At this point there are no changes to that.”School leavers were invited to meet to mark the completion of their tests at private residences.

Those staying at caravan sites are entitled to have up to six people staying at each site (not including children under the age of 16), with up to six visitors per site.

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