Leavers in lurch: Decision yet to be made on 2020 Schoolies Festival in Victor Harbor

Schoolies Festival 2019. Photo: Dani Brown.
Schoolies Festival 2019. Photo: Dani Brown.

The class of 2020 will soon have more clarity about whether this year's Schoolies' Festival in Victor Harbor will go ahead, with organising entities and SA Health meeting in the near future.

Festival organisers Encounter Youth, SA Police, and SA Health could meet as early as next week to discuss the festival, set for November.

"It is yet to be determined if the 2020 Schoolies' event will be going ahead," an SA Police spokesperson said.

"SAPOL will be meeting with Encounter Youth and SA Health in the coming weeks to discuss the situation."

City of Victor Harbor chief executive officer Victoria MacKirdy said at this stage, the festival had not been cancelled.

"Council has been working closely with Encounter Youth to monitor and follow the guidance from government authorities relating to COVID-19," she said.

"Any decision relating to the cancellation of the event will be made based on advice from SA Health and the South Australian Police."