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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was updated for the third time by the Government yesterday (Thursday 9th April 2020) providing further clarification for employers.

Clarification also included that an employer can furlough employees who are shielded as per Government/NHS guidance, and they do not have to be placed on sick pay. Previously this was only the case if an employee’s position was subject at risk of redundancy.

Full details can be accessed via means of the following link;

It is anticipated that further detail on this scheme will be forthcoming due to the speed this scheme has been put together and implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are and there will be numerous questions regarding the detail of this scheme now, but also going forward. Therefore, if you need to clarify or have any questions on any part of this scheme please contact Atom HR. Also due to the nature of this situation we will be happy to provide some free initial telephone guidance.

Stay safe and take care everyone.


Ivan Spibey

About Ivan Spibey

As an HR Consultant, Ivan has worked with businesses of all types and sizes. Clients include retail, logistics, transport, engineering, accountants and charities, amongst others.