We sincerely hope that you & your families are keeping well & are managing ok during this very challenging time. You will shortly be receiving a letter to explain what the Government has recommended we do around ‘Furloughing’ employees as a result of the COVID19 Pandemic. Furloughing is part of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
If you have changed address in the last 3 months or you are temporarily living at a different address, please email Michelle at the address shown below to let her know.
Colleagues who were employed by the Company prior to February 28th 2020 will be Furloughed. Anyone who joined after this date cannot be Furloughed as per the Governments criteria. Most staff will be Furloughed from the exact time they left the business on Tuesday 24th March, with the exception of staff who were absent on the 24th because they were in self isolation or for other reasons. A separate letter will be written to this group clarifying the Furloughing start date position.
Clearly the emergency closure that took place on Tuesday 24th March left us very little time to update all personnel records so can we respectfully ask that if you are in contact with any of your work colleagues that you make sure they see this update – thank you.
We expect that furlough payments will be made in line with our usual payroll cycle on the last Friday of the month.
Please also note that holiday pay cannot be requested whilst furloughed.
It is ESSENTIAL that we have an up to date e-mail address for you so we can use this to communicate with you whilst the office is closed. If you have not already supplied us with your e-mail address, or if you are unsure whether we have one for you, it is very important to let Michelle have this asap.
Our aim is for you to receive this important correspondence by Friday 3rd April. If you do not receive this by then, please e-mail email@example.com as a matter of priority.
Could we please ask that you respond to Michelle only and that you do this directly via e-mail by 5pm Monday 6th April to acknowledge receipt & your acceptance.
If you have any queries or concerns around the content of the letter or have other COVID-19 work related questions, then please include these in your e-mail to Michelle & we will do our best to answer them as expediently as possible.
Don’t forget that there is also Government support you can explore such as help with your mortgage, council tax, etc. so please visit www.gov.uk – Information about being furloughed is also accessible through this site.
Clearly these are unprecedented times and things are regularly updating & changing so we will endeavour to keep you appraised in this regard via the web-site and email.