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Letter postponing new recruit's start date because of coronavirus

Author: Stephen Simpson

When to use this model coronavirus/recruitment letter

Use this model HR letter to delay a new recruit's start date because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Note: On 15 April 2020, the Government amended its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. An employer can furlough an employee and make a claim for their wage costs under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme if the employee was on the employer's payroll on 19 March 2020 (rather than 28 February 2020) - see Notes.