Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus cases in Penrith now at 100

The Penrith Local Government Area (LGA) has hit the unwanted milestone of 100 cases of Coronavirus. 

Panthers back in business with pop-up cafe and takeaway options

Some employees are back working at Panthers with Kelly's Brasserie opening a 'Grab & Go' concept.

Second nursing home resident dies

A second resident of Newmarch House nursing home at Caddens has passed away after being diagnosed with Coronavirus.

Nursing home resident with Coronavirus passes away

A resident of a nursing home in Caddens who had tested positive to Coronavirus has sadly passed away.

Spike in Coronavirus cases at nursing home

There's now 30 positive Coronavirus cases at Newmarch House nursing home at Caddens, with confirmed cases doubling in a 24 hour period.

Opinion: Hazzard must apologise to health care worker

The unfolding situation at the Newmarch House nursing home in Caddens is extremely sad and very concerning, with the next few days to determine just how deep the outbreak goes.

Tax time shake-up due to Coronavirus

With Coronavirus forcing a host of industries to adopt working from home measures, more residents than ever will be cashing in at the end of the financial year.

Coronavirus cases at nursing home now at 15

The number of Coronavirus cases at the Newmarch House nursing home in Caddens has risen to 15.

Podcast: Coronavirus impact on Penrith

Troy Dodds presents a new episode of Weekender Wireless, focused on the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on Penrith.

Nursing home worker wasn’t showing symptoms, police say

Police enquiries have revealed a health care worker at a nursing home in Caddens was not displaying any symptoms of Coronavirus while at work, despite later testing positive to COVID-19.

Nursing home situation escalates: 10 now positive

The Coronavirus situation at a Caddens nursing home has escalated dramatically, with NSW Health confirming 10 staff and residents have tested positive to COVID-19.

Penrith man charged under Public Health Act after ignoring police directions

A Penrith man has been charged after repeatedly breaching warnings to leave the Sydney CBD area.

Two Coronavirus cases confirmed in local nursing home

Two cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in a Kingswood nursing home.

New app helps businesses tackle Coronavirus screening

A local business has created a web-based app that automates COVID-19 screening, replacing paper with extremely easy to use QR code technology.

Turn your ‘iso’ moments into history

The State Library of NSW wants your self-isolation images to become part of the historic record, launching a new collecting drive on Instagram today called #NSWathome.

What does ‘normal’ look like in a post-Coronavirus world?

The word 'normal' has been thrown around a lot lately. 

Historic JobKeeper Payment gets green light

The Federal Government's $130 billion JobKeeper Payment legislation has passed Parliament.

Health professionals gather virtually to discuss local Coronavirus response

Members of the Lindsay Healthy Active Living Network virtually put their heads together last week to discuss the local response to the Coronavirus epidemic.

Podcast: Coronavirus impact on Penrith

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

Employment law in the spotlight during Coronavirus crisis

Where do you stand during these incredible times?