Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Coronavirus Pandemic

Penrith locals can travel to NT, ACT

Residents living in the Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) are now able to travel to the Northern Territory and ACT after travel restrictions were lifted.

New mask rules, but NSW looks poised to avoid lockdown

Masks mandatory in indoor settings such as shopping centres and cinemas.

Cheering for a Sydney lockdown is dangerous and irresponsible

Current case numbers do not warrant a widespread lockdown.

Locals encouraged to spend New Year’s Eve at home

Cancel your plans and stay at home, officials ask.

Testing clinics to remain open over the holidays

New case highlights need for more testing.

Close to normal: More restrictions eased

The ‘2sqm rule’ will be expanded and venue caps will be removed under a major easing of restrictions, as NSW continues to record zero cases of community transmission of COVID-19.

Premiers playing politics with border closures is a dangerous game

Premiers say border closures are all about health advice. But is that true?

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.