This is a preview. To continue reading please log in or Register to read this article

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Letter extending employee's furlough

Authors: Stephen Simpson

Note: This model letter was drafted for employees on full furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rules in place from 1 March 2020 until 31 October 2020. We have a separate model letter to extend an employee's furlough from 1 November 2020 under the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. See Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Letter putting employee on full furlough.

When to use this model coronavirus furlough letter

Use this model HR letter to extend an employee's furlough as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak so that you can continue to pay them through funds from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Warning: This letter assumes that the employer has agreed an open-ended period of furlough with the employee, meaning that the employee's furlough can be extended - see Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Letter confirming employee's full furlough. Where the employer furloughed the employee for a set length of time or stated that furlough would end on a particular date, it should use Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Letter seeking employee's agreement to be fully furloughed (pre-1 November 2020 arrangements).