Probationary Period Extension
Extension of Probationary Period Letter (Coronavirus)
The Government has extended the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme
until 30 April 2021. The
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Furlough Leave Agreement (
available here )
and the Flexible Furlough Agreement Letter (
templates have been updated and are now available to use for the new
extended Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme announced by the
Chancellor on 5th November 2020.
This Extension of Probationary Period Letter (Coronavirus) is sent by the
employer to confirm to the employee that the Probationary Period in the
employee’s Contract of Employment is to be extended for a further period
because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The letter states that the employee’s probationary period will be extended
because the employer has not had an option to assess the employee’s
performance. This could be because the employee:
is on sick leave;
is self-isolating or self-shielding;
has been placed on furlough leave; or
is working from home.
The letter has an optional clause stating that this is the only reason for
the extension of the probationary period.
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