New Furlough Guidance for Construction Sector

New Furlough Guidance for Construction Sector

The CICV Forum, of which CECA Scotland is a leading member, has today issued new advice for companies preparing to ‘unfurlough’ staff and get them back to work

With the Scottish Government authorising a phased easing of the lockdown rules, the Forum’s comprehensive 22-page document, Returning from Furlough, provides a practical step-by-step overview of how employers should bring workers back to full employment.

The guidance looks in detail at the options that all parties face now that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until October and employers will be asked to begin to share paying salaries with the UK Government.

It covers a wide range of issues and examines subjects such as:

  • The timeline for bringing furlough to an end
  • When it can be ended
  • The steps to keep furloughed workers safe
  • Measures to ‘unfurlough’ workers
  • ‘Unfurloughing’ and ‘re-furloughing’
  • Potential refusal to return
  • Mental health of staff.

The document also supplies useful letter templates covering the long-anticipated restart.

You can download the guidance by clicking on the image below