Carter Bond Solicitors have prepared two template letters for employees, which can be used for assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are

Furlough Letter

On Friday the 20 March the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced details about a package of “temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19” including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme). 

Further details of the scheme are not yet available, and when they are, we will provide commentary on them. In the meantime, we have produced a template letter, for employers to use when seeking to put employees on furlough leave under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This letter is based on the official guidance available as at 24 March 2020 and may be update it when further details are made available. 

Work Authorisation Letter

We have also become aware that employees of some companies have been stopped during their commute to work by police asking if their journey is necessary. To cover this eventuality, we have prepared a template Work Authorisation Letter that could be issued to employees to show to law enforcement agencies on their way to and from work, if questioned.

If you have any questions about these template letters, please feel free to contact us on 020 3475 6751 or email