Coronavirus Pandemic

NSW to close border with Victoria

NSW will temporarily shut its border with Victoria to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Bizarre shopping behaviour leads to re-introduction of purchase limits at shops

Signs of a second wave of unnecessary panic buying in New South Wales has forced supermarket giant Woolworths to re-introduce limits on toilet paper and paper towel.

More Coronavirus restrictions to be eased next month

More restrictions will ease from next month.

Weddings, footy crowds edge closer to return

National Cabinet met earlier today to discuss the further easing of restrictions.

Food courts to re-open from Saturday

Food courts in shopping centres will re-open from Saturday as further Coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Cruise fans say they’ll get back on board

The cruise industry may have been decimated by the Coronavirus pandemic, but suggestions the holiday favourite will become but a memory appear well off the mark.

Cloud hangs over key Penrith events

Real Festival and Tree Lighting may not go ahead.

Adult community sport to resume July 1

Adult community sport can recommence from July 1, the State Government has confirmed this morning.

Is our steady ship going off course?

The road out of Coronavirus is becoming rocky, according to Troy Dodds.

Alcoholics Anonymous goes online during pandemic

An organisation all about milestones is celebrating one of its own this month with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) reaching 75 years of operation in Australia.

More local businesses plan for re-opening

Gyms, dance studios and tattoo parlours are just some of the businesses given the green light to re-open from June 13, as more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Gyms back from June 13 as more restrictions are eased

Gymnasiums, yoga, indoor pools and dance studios can reopen within a fortnight and kids’ sport can resume across NSW from July 1

Supermarkets to pack bags again from Monday

Supermarkets Coles and Woolworths will both return to packing customers' bags from Monday.

Restrictions on churches eased from Monday

More people can attend religious services, weddings and funerals from Monday

M4 bridge change: River Walk goes one-way

Penrith’s famous Great River Walk has been streamlined to avoid pedestrians clashing near the M4 Motorway bridge.

Cultural shot in the arm as art galleries, libraries prepare to re-open

Penrith’s cultural and learning spaces will be able to re-open from June 1, as eased restrictions welcome back art galleries, museums and libraries.

No longer a ‘hot spot’: Penrith removed from Coronavirus hit list

NSW Health says the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) is no longer being targeted as a region requiring increased testing and surveillance for Coronavirus.

Up to 50 people in pubs, restaurants from June 1

Up to 50 patrons will be allowed inside pubs, clubs and restaurants from June 1

Elderly shouldn’t become complacent, experts say

With Coronavirus restrictions beginning to lift, experts say it is still important for the 33,000 elderly residents in Penrith to continue self-isolating.

Coronavirus survivors urged to roll up their sleeves

Lifeblood is calling for locals who have recovered from COVID-19 to roll up their sleeves and donate convalescent plasma, in a bid to try and help others fight the virus.