Current General Information


As a school, Grove Vale are following guidance provided by the government in regard to Coronavirus. We are sharing information with parents and guardians  as and when we receive it. To ensue you are up to date with latest communications from school, please check Parent Pay is set up and you are checking the Grove Valer weekly. 

There are currently no known cases of Coronavirus at Grove Vale Primary School. However, it is imperative that we help to slow the spread of Cornavirus by ensuring you and your children follow preventative steps to stop the spread of the respiratory virus. 


Advice and Information September 2021 


Whilst the Government are removing many restrictions during the summer of 2021, Covid is still in circulation in society and we must all take care to avoid the risk of infection. The main way you can help do this is ensure you take the vaccination when eligible.

Steps to Follow 

Please also take note of the following as you can help to slow the spread of Covid by ensuring you and your children follow these general principles to stop the spread of the respiratory virus:


  • Wash you hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren't available. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Keep your child home from school if they have symptoms (for at least 10 days or until a negative PCR test) . Any updated guidance or advice about isolation periods is available by CLICKING HERE.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • Continue to test yourself regularly using Lateral Flow Devices (LFD) tests at home. These are available by CLICKING HERE.


Common symptoms

  • a high temperature (37.8%+)
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)


If anybody in your household has displayed symptoms then it is important that they isolate and book a PCR test ASAP.

From 16th August, children are not required to isolate if they have been in contact with somebody who has tested positive. Children are only required to isolate if they have symptoms or have tested positive.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; or a loss of, or change, in their normal sense of smell or taste can book a test here:

Additionally, if you test positive for Covid19, you will be contacted by the Test & Trace Service. Information about what this means is available online at: We would ask you to keep in touch with school via telephone or electronic communication so we can take necessary precautions in terms of advising others about isolation. 


  • Do not send your child or siblings to school if you believe they have symptoms (see testing link information in the link list at the bottom of the page).  



Here are some links and and useful pieces of information, which may further inform you about Corona Virus. 


Useful Links 

- What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Advice for people at high risk from coronavirus (shielding)

Corona Virus: The Government Response

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing







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