Sunday, November 1, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic

Panthers fined $10,000 for Grand Final night COVID breaches

Panthers Leagues Club has been fined $10,000 for COVID safety breaches after footage showed fans mingling, hugging and drinking while standing during last Sunday night’s NRL Grand Final.

NSW records three millionth COVID test

As the state marks three million COVID-19 tests since January, the NSW Government is calling on the community to continue to work together to fight the deadly virus.

Further restrictions to be eased in NSW

Gatherings in outdoor public spaces and group bookings at restaurants will be increased to 30 people under a relaxation of COVID-19 rules.

Penrith locations on alert after new COVID-19 cases identified

Three popular Penrith venues are on alert after a Coronavirus scare.

Labor wants gym rules relaxed

NSW Labor says restrictions on gyms and fitness centres should be eased to help the businesses get back on track.

Women hardest hit by pandemic and recession, says Labor

Labor and women’s advocacy groups are calling for more to be done to protect Penrith’s most vulnerable, with a growing number of women aged 55 and over experiencing homelessness.

No community risk after positive Coronavirus test reported at Newmarch House

There are fears that a resident of Newmarch House nursing home in Caddens has tested positive to COVID-19.

Pollies outline Penrith’s recovery roadmap

Local, State and Federal representatives outline what they're doing to help Penrith through the recession.

Pandemic sparks huge demand for counsellors

Residents seeking counselling are having to wait months for treatment, as COVID-19 stress causes a spike in demand.

Postcards will detail life in Penrith during pandemic

Youth and community organisation Fusion Western Sydney is inviting people to share their experiences during COVID-19 through their project 'Postcards from Home'.

Victorian man arrested in Penrith after leaving hotel quarantine illegally

Police have charged a man after he allegedly produced false documentation to leave hotel quarantine in Sydney.

Dream holiday now a disaster after STA Travel collapses

The Ellston family had saved for years for their first ever overseas holiday but after their travel agency STA Travel went bust, they are now left with cancelled plans and a $20,000 hole in their pocket.

Local doctor’s desperate mission to reunite his family

Local doctor’s wife and newborn baby stranded overseas due to travel restrictions.

Coronavirus too shall pass

Troy Dodds on how past pandemics show how quickly the world will return to normal post-COVID.

Pandemic puts brakes on car industry

The pandemic has put the brakes on the automotive industry but local dealerships say they’re working hard to keep the wheels turning.

Call to arms: Premier demands more tests

Anyone who lives or works in western Sydney and has even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms is being urged to come forward for testing, as mystery COVID-19 cases continue to emerge in the region.

Party bus operator fined after trip from Penrith grabs attention of police

A party-bus operator has been fined for allegedly breaching COVID-19 restrictions last night.

Person with Coronavirus attended Penrith gym

A woman with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 attended a Penrith gym on Saturday, sparking a warning for others to be on the lookout for symptoms.

Man with COVID-19 attended Westfield Penrith

NSW Health has put Penrith shoppers on alert after a man with COVID-19 attended Westfield Penrith last Saturday.

Fears reduced JobSeeker payment will send families to the brink

Kingswood resident Nicole Bowers is one of almost a million Australians who suddenly found themselves without work as a result of COVID-19.