Sunday, August 9, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

Premier confirms students will return to the classroom from Monday

Students across NSW will be back in the classroom full-time from next Monday, May 25.

Hospital in hindsight, says Newmarch boss

Anglicare Sydney CEO Grant Millard says “in hindsight”, all COVID-19 positive residents at Newmarch House nursing home in Caddens should have been sent to hospital immediately.

Penrith diners get a taste of normal from today

Some Penrith restaurants re-open as Government eases restrictions from today.

Werrington Public School staff member tests positive to Coronavirus

Werrington Public School will be closed tomorrow after a staff member tested positive to COVID-19.

Australia takes first steps out of restrictions

Australia is on the path to Coronavirus recovery.

Premier, Health Minister haven’t spoken to Newmarch House families

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says her government is doing its utmost to help those impacted in the Newmarch House debacle.

Stella brightens the day of lonely locals

Stella Cullens is one of the volunteers who make Red Cross what it is today.

Pandemic can’t stop love: Cambridge Park couple push ahead with wedding

Cambridge Park couple Chris and Kanlaya Bradwell were determined the current pandemic wouldn't stop their special day.

“They said I wasn’t going to make it through the night”: How Brother Jeff...

When former St Dominic's College Principal Brother Jeff Regan was diagnosed with Coronavirus, the outlook was grim. Now, he's got a remarkable tale of survival.

Schools prepare for staggered return

To send or not to send is still the question some parents are asking ahead of schools' staggered return to face-to-face learning next week.

The Penrith gym keeping locals fit for free

Getting your body moving during this period is a great way to boost your energy and improve mental health.

Mums turn to online support during pandemic

Technology has been a saviour for many during the Coronavirus pandemic, and mothers needing a helping hand are no different.

More staffers test positive to COVID-19 at Newmarch House

Another staff member at the troubled Newmarch House nursing home in Caddens has been diagnosed with Coronavirus.

Adairs set to re-open retail outlets

Adairs is set to re-open its Penrith stores.