Illawarra Newsroom

Schoolies warned - stay 'COVID safe'

As many Illawarra school leavers head north for celebrations police are warning 'this year is different, this is not schoolies as you know it.'

While there are no formal events associated with ‘Schoolies 2020’ occurring in the Byron Bay area, police are expecting thousands of school leavers to descend on the coastal town to mark the end of their 13 years of schooling.

Tweed/Byron Police District Commander, Superintendent Dave Roptell, said “We know this has been an extremely tough year for HSC students, and we appreciate that school leavers want to have a memorable time. However, these are not normal times, so we ask anyone coming to the far North Coast to be respectful – we have come this far in managing COVID-19 in our regional communities, let’s not undo all our hard work now.”