Monday, May 17, 2021

Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

Government extends financial support programs

The Federal Government’s JobKeeper program has been extended until March next year as Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared he’s got “Australia’s back” in dealing with COVID-19.

Accountants become unofficial counsellors during COVID-19 crisis

Clients have been seeking extra support.

Back in the bubble: Strict rules return for NRL clubs

The NRL has announced all clubs operating outside of Queensland must revert to original Apollo biosecurity protocols.

Fundraising down as pandemic bites

Coronavirus pandemic has flow-on impact on vital community organisations

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.