Sunday, September 19, 2021

Coronavirus Pandemic

New freedoms on the way after NSW hits six million jabs

There were 753 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 to 8pm last night, with 41 from the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

Podcast: Weekender Wireless – COVID-19 and its impact on Penrith

In the latest edition of the Weekender Wireless podcast, Troy Dodds takes us through COVID-19 and the impact on Penrith.

New payments to support child care providers announced

The Federal Government has announced it will provide additional targeted support for thousands of child care providers impacted by extended COVID-19 lockdowns, through new fortnightly payments.

“Nurses are holding their hands and they are comforting them”: Heartbreaking scenes in Nepean...

An Intensive Care doctor at Nepean Hospital has spoken about the worrying number of younger people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19.

Go harder, Gladys: Why all Local Government Areas should be under the same rules

Troy Dodds says it's time for to be in this together, again.

Lockdown extended by another four weeks; curfew in areas of concern

The lockdown in Greater Sydney will be extended until the end of September.

COVID outbreak at Nepean Hospital now numbers 39

A total of 39 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in patients and staff at Nepean Hospital.

Two more COVID deaths at Nepean Hospital

Two more people have died at Nepean Hospital while 54 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District overnight.

How to send a sweet treat to friends and family during lockdown

Penrith’s Alex Cadger has launched a dessert gifting service so people can still enjoy some sweet treats during lockdown.

Thousands of new Pfizer appointments to open at 9am this morning

A new COVID-19 vaccination clinic delivering the Pfizer vaccine to young locals will open at Panthers Leagues Club.

What happens when you become a COVID-19 ‘close contact’

I had the Police and Army at my house last week… all for visiting a local chemist.

COVID latest: What’s going on at Nepean Hospital?

A total of 30 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in patients and staff at Nepean Hospital across two separate exposures.

COVID death: Man in his 80s passes away at Nepean Hospital

A man in his 80s who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 has died at Nepean Hospital.

COVID concern after virus fragments detected in Wallacia sewage treatment plant

Health officials are on alert after fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were discovered in the Wallacia sewage treatment plant, which services Mulgoa, Silverdale, Wallacia and Warragamba.

59 new cases in Nepean LHD; stricter rules to be implemented

Even stricter lockdown rules will be implemented as the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney continues to worsen.

Mental Health Unit cluster grows to 13

The COVID-19 cluster at Nepean Hospital's Mental Health Unit has grown to 13 cases.

New ‘close contact’ venue alert for St Marys

A St Marys laundromat has been added to NSW Health's list of COVID-19 exposure sites.

Real Festival cancelled; 2022 dates confirmed

Penrith Council has officially pulled the pin on this year's Real Festival, which was scheduled to take place in September. 

Busting vaccine myths: Doctors say it’s safe, effective

The dangerous, ill-informed agenda being pushed by some, particularly online, is risking the success of the vaccine roll-out and the likelihood of the lockdown lifting any time soon.

Businesses drown while Premier provides little assurance money will start flowing

Seven weeks into the COVID-19 lockdown and so many businesses forced to close down by the State Government haven't seen a cent of support.