Coronavirus response: Schools affected and some businesses restricted from trading

Gladys Berejiklian with education minister Sarah Mitchell and health minister Brad Hazzard.

Gladys Berejiklian with education minister Sarah Mitchell and health minister Brad Hazzard.

Parents are being urged to keep their kids at home, in response to the widening coronavirus pandemic.

In comes, despite the state government deciding to keep schools open, at least until the end of the term.

While there have been no confirmed local cases of coronavirus, the state and federal governments have started rolling out widespread responses to the health crisis, which is having an affect on our community.

The number of cases statewide has been dramatically increasing, so the response has aimed to try and prevent people getting together in numbers.

From midday Monday, all pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes were restricted to takeaway service only, while places such as gyms and cinemas have all been told to close. There are also restrictions on churches.

ClubsNSW released a statement yesterday, which said: "As is the case in the broader community, we expect many employees will be stood down for an extended period of time. Our thoughts are with them today.

"Clubs have been an intrinsic part of this country's social fabric for over 100 years. The industry played a pivotal role leading communities through the recent bushfire crisis and the drought - in the same way clubs have supported returned servicemen and women since WWI."

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday called for schools to 'reduce social interaction' and 'emphasise the health advice about social distancing' while simultaneously announcing that schools would remain open.

The NSW Teachers Federation said this would create a dilemma for parents.