Monday, September 20, 2021

Coronavirus Pandemic

Community comes together to help most vulnerable during Coronavirus crisis

With people affected by cancer being at very high risk to the serious affects of Coronavirus, a lot of patients are opting to fully self-isolate themselves.

Ratha’s Place confirms permanent closure

Ratha's Place in St Marys is the latest victim of the Coronavirus economic impact, announcing it will be closing its doors for good.

Coffee Club launches Care Kits to provide essentials to locals stuck at home

The Coffee Club has launched a new initiative, Care Kits, that provide access to home delivered essentials.

Student at St Marys Senior High tests positive for Coronavirus

St Marys Senior High School is closed today after a student returned a positive test for COVID-19.

Pull or pay: Parents under financial strain as government holds firm on school stance

Parents hurting financially have joined the chorus of teachers demanding the Government shut down schools, as families continue to be slugged fees while their kids stay home.

Homestyle meals direct to your door

Local cafes Percy Plunkett and Nutrition Station have teamed up to deliver home-style meals to everyone in western Sydney.

Major Penrith CBD arcade puts rent on hold

Rent relief for CBD business owners in Penrith.

Ghost town: Shopping centres abandoned as retailers close to battle Coronavirus

Some of Penrith’s best-known retailers have closed their doors as they desperately try to survive the Coronavirus pandemic, leaving shopping centres like Westfield Penrith resembling a ghost town.

Podcast: Coronavirus impact on Penrith

In a brand new podcast, The Western Weekender looks at the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Penrith.

Coronavirus bites: Emu Sports Club in fight for survival

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help save the iconic Emu Sports Club and Leonay Golf Course from administrators.

Out of work? Despite the pandemic, many businesses are still hiring

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, some industries are still desperate for workers

Historic: Government announces major plan to keep people in jobs

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an unprecedented $130 billion wage subsidy package in a massive attempt to keep people in jobs during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Clubs will survive: NRL agrees to recovery plan

The National Rugby League has agreed on a recovery plan with Clubs relating to the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 season.

Official: September Council elections shifted

Mayoral election still set to go ahead in September.

Let’s get through this together

During these unprecedented and challenging times, we need to look out for one another and do whatever we can to help those who need it.

Locals encouraged to keep ANZAC spirit alive despite service cancellations

Locals are being urged not to forget the spirit of ANZAC Day this year despite official services and marches being cancelled.

Your take-away options for the weekend

Here's where you can grab a take-away meal in the local area this weekend...

Retailers close stores as Coronavirus bites

More jobs are being lost as retailers shut their doors this week due to mounting pressures resulting from Coronavirus.

Popular local bus company stands down drivers, faces uncertain future

The wheels of one of Penrith's biggest privately owned charter operators have come to a halt as a result of the new Roronavirus response regulations.

Local student tests positive for COVID-19

NSW Health have confirmed that a student from Blackwell Public School in St Clair has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).