Coronavirus Update 10:20, Monday May 4th 2020



Government announcement on testing Update – Wednesday, April 29th 2020

Anyone in England with coronavirus symptoms who either has to leave home to go to work or is aged 65 and over will now be able to get tested. For further information and to book a test online see here.


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update – Update, Thursday 9th April 2020

In line with Government guidance, Next Generation has started to identify those agency workers who are eligible for the Job Retention Scheme (furlough). Whilst we understand the frustrations and difficult financial circumstances many are facing, please be assured that we are doing everything we can to make payments available as soon as possible to those that are eligible. We continue to seek clarification on a number of outstanding queries relating to the Government grant scheme criteria with HMRC.

In order for eligibility for furlough payments to be considered: –

  • Furloughed workers must have been on our PAYE payroll on 28 Feb 2020
  • It does not apply if an agency worker is currently working on assignment or being paid for an ongoing assignment
  • Furlough has to be set and in place for minimum of three weeks
  • Individual workers must agree to be furloughed
  • Furloughed workers will not be allowed to take any other work assignments with Next Generation after agreeing to furlough and whilst accepting furlough pay.


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Update, Tuesday 31st March 2020

Following the Government’s publishing of guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, we have been working to clarify how the scheme is being extended to PAYE agency workers. Whilst more information has been made available there are still outstanding queries as to how this scheme will operate.  We are currently working to identify those workers that may be eligible for furlough in line with the criteria we have available to us and contact will be made with those workers over the coming weeks. Thank you for your continued understanding and we will communicate further information as soon as possible.


Next Generation Care would like to once again thank all of our Support Staff for the commitment they are showing at this time, not only to us but also to our clients and the vulnerable service users in your care.


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