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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Letter seeking employee's agreement to be fully furloughed (pre-1 November 2020 arrangements)

Authors: Stephen Simpson and Darren Newman

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 for employees furloughed under the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 November 2020. See Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Letter putting employee on full furlough following extension of scheme until March 2021.

When to use this model coronavirus furlough letter

Use this model HR letter to seek the agreement of employees to be furloughed as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak so that you can pay them through funds from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.