Monday, October 25, 2021

Coronavirus Pandemic

Cruise enthusiasts desperate to return to the seas, but industry remains halted

Prior to the pandemic, loyal cruise fans Joshua Hendriks and Dannielle Morgan would have been first down the gangway to enjoy a holiday on the open seas.

Unvaccinated shopper “made a fuss” at Lowes

Lowes has confirmed the police needed to be called to its Penrith store yesterday after an incident involving an unvaccinated customer.

Penrith, you legends: Vaccination rates among country’s best

92.5 per cent of Penrith residents aged 15 and over have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, latest Federal Government figures reveal.

Council, businesses grappling with how to handle unvaccinated customers

As many businesses grapple with how or if they'll police unvaccinated residents, the region's biggest organisation appears to be in the same boat.

So, what happens if you get COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a global pandemic. So why do we still feel ashamed by catching the virus?

All students back at school by October 25; 10 visitors allowed in homes from...

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has confirmed lockdown will be lifted in Sydney on Monday for vaccinated residents, while a number of changes have been announced to the reopening roadmap.

NSW to change how it handles COVID cases and scares once freedom day arrives

NSW is shaking up the way it deals with close and casual COVID-19 contacts as it prepares for Sydney to reopen in a little over a week.

Non-urgent elective day surgery to resume; NSW records 15 deaths

NSW recorded 864 new cases to 8pm last night, 44 from Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

No public risk after COVID cases linked to McDonalds on High Street

Several crew members are isolating after a number of COVID-19 cases were linked to the McDonald's restaurant on High Street in Penrith.

Premier confident October 11 is ‘freedom day’; unvaccinated people back in the community from...

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she's confident Sydney will reopen on October 11, with vaccination rates likely to hit 70 per cent double dose in the days prior.

Vaccinated people 50 per cent less likely to get or transmit COVID-19, experts say

It’s one of the most common myths about the COVID-19 vaccines – that your chances of getting and transmitting the virus don’t change whether you’re vaccinated or not.

Premier confirms ‘Friends Bubble’ for kids during the school holidays

Children and teenagers aged 18 years and under will be able to create a ‘friends bubble’ to allow home visits provided the adults in their homes are fully vaccinated, under an easing of restrictions for school holidays.

Man in his 80s passes away at Nepean Hospital; case numbers continue to decline

A second death has been linked to the outbreak of COVID-19 at the Uniting Edinglassie Lodge aged care facility in Penrith.

Restrictions to ease in Areas of Concern from tomorrow

Penrith will be divided no more come tomorrow morning with most restrictions in Areas of Concern to come in to line with the rest of Sydney.

COVID latest: Woman in her 20s dies in Nepean Hospital; NSW to trial home...

A woman in her 20s has passed away in Nepean Hospital following a recent diagnosis of COVID-19.

“I’m not an anti-vaxxer”: Mulgoa MP continues campaign against mandatory vaccinations

She’s become the face of the campaign against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, but Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies insists she’s not an anti-vaxxer.

Nursing homes on high alert after doctor tests positive to COVID-19

Three aged care facilities in Penrith are on high alert after a COVID-19 positive doctor visited the homes while potentially infectious.

MMA fighter Arlene Blencowe facing new fight as she tries to return home

After four months abroad and counting, local MMA fighter Arlene Blencowe is hoping to be reunited with her kids before Christmas as border closures and flight cancellations continue to impact her return home.

Local students thank our healthcare heroes

Local students have been busy putting pen to paper to help boost morale for healthcare workers as they deal with challenging conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’re not getting vaccinated, you’re running out of excuses – and you’re letting...

If you’re not vaccinated yet, or you haven’t booked a COVID-19 vaccination by now, I can put it down to only a few reasons.