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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.

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.