Sunday, August 1, 2021

Coronavirus Pandemic

Two St Marys supermarkets added to COVID-19 exposure list

Two St Marys supermarkets have been added to NSW Health's COVID-19 exposure list after being visited by people with the virus.

Officeworks Penrith upgraded to close contact venue; attendees must isolate

Penrith's Officeworks store has been added to NSW Health's COVID-19 exposure list.

Council donates funds to help Penrith Community Kitchen continue during pandemic

Penrith City Council is donating $3,000 to Penrith Community Kitchen to help cover costs during the ongoing pandemic.

Non-urgent elective surgery suspended

Non-urgent elective surgery will be temporarily postponed at public hospitals in Greater Sydney from Monday. This measure was previously implemented in March 2020 following a...

The Penrith business offering cash incentives to staff who get vaccinated

Penrith City Automotive is going full throttle by offering incentives for its workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and is encouraging other businesses to get on board.

Bunnings at Penrith on alert: COVID-19 warning

Penrith's Bunnings store on Castlereagh Road has been added to NSW Health's venue alert list after it was visited by a person with COVID-19.

The small businesses who fall through the support gap

Kirsty Newman took the plunge last year and started her own business Munchkin and Co, but now faces the harsh reality of lost revenue as a result of COVID-19 with no financial assistance.

Don’t forget those living alone during lockdown, Probus Club urges

Residents are being urged to reach out to older citizens during lockdown, with many experiencing extreme isolation and loneliness.

Businesses find new ways to adapt as lockdown rolls on

Local businesses have been severely impacted by lockdown but some owners are thinking outside the box when it comes to adapting.

Red Rooster store on alert after COVID-19 exposure

The Red Rooster store at Werrington has been added to the list of COVID-19 exposure sites related to the latest outbreak.

Podcast: Weekender Wireless – COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown

Troy Dodds hosts a new episode of the Weekender Wireless podcast, focused on COVID-19 and the current lockdown impacting Penrith.

Applications for help surges, as Labor calls for return of JobKeeper

Service NSW has temporarily suspended applications for its COVID-19 business grant after massive demand this morning.

Rolling up their sleeves: Young people say yes to AstraZeneca vaccine

Local school teacher Ben Cummins is among the thousands of people under 40 rolling up their sleeves and getting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

More retail to close, construction to shut down in dramatic tightening of COVID-19 restrictions

New rules in New South Wales as stubborn outbreak rolls on.

Upgraded COVID-19 alert for Lennox Village

Anyone who attended the Lennox Village shopping centre during a 45 minute period last Saturday has been forced into two weeks of isolation.

New unlinked case of COVID-19 in Emu Plains as health officials call for more...

A new case of COVID-19 in Emu Plains is causing concern for health officials, prompting calls for more testing in the suburb.

Businesses rocked by lockdown extension

York Jewellers closes its doors for the first time in almost half a century.

Lockdown extended by two weeks

The Sydney lockdown has been extended until at least July 30 as COVID-19 cases continue to grow.

New support announced for businesses, individuals as lockdown extension looms

Help is coming to businesses and individuals doing it tough in lockdown.

Penrith Pies & Pastries added to growing COVID venue alert list

A Penrith bakery has confirmed it's been visited by a person with COVID-19, forcing its temporary closure.