Letter to request furlough due to someone you live with and/or care for shielding or being at high risk.

A free template letter you can use to send to your employer to request that they place you on furlough due to living with or caring for someone who is at high risk if you were to catch Covid-19.

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As the Covid-19 restrictions and the virus continues to spread at a fast pace around the UK we know that a number of people will be living with and/or caring for people who have received a shielding letter and/or are at high risk if they were to catch Covid-19.  

We understand that you will be anxious about continuing to attend the workplace and run the risk that you catch and pass on the virus. For this reason, we know that you may want to be furloughed to reduce risk and this can cause difficulties with some employers, especially where you cannot work from home. We have therefore created a free template letter for you to download and use to request that your employer furlough you whilst you are shielding. 

It has been prepared based on information currently available and does not guarantee that your employer will agree to furlough you. The decision to furlough is at the discretion of your employer. If your employer does refuse, then we recommend you contact us for some specific advice. We offer an initial free telephone call on 01983 897003.

If you want a bespoke letter or specific advice, please contact us directly by email: alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information and documents provided on this site are for general use on a ‘do it yourself’ basis and are not intended to be comprehensive or a replacement for obtaining specific legal advice about your situation. Using the information or documents without consulting us or another professional adviser is at your own risk. Real Employment Law Advice Limited accept no responsibility and give no representations or warranties, express or implied, that any of the information and materials on this site are complete, accurate or free from errors or omissions.


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