Coronavirus advice and guidance for Employers


During the Covid-19 pandemic, the health and wellbeing of all our learners and their employers is JTL’s top priority.

We are now welcoming apprentices back to a safe learning environment in some of our centres, and our dedicated Training Officers are working with our employers and apprentices both remotely and on site where possible.  Colleges we work with may vary, please check with your local Training Officer for the status of your local training facility. Our remote learning plan, introduced earlier this year, is still available where needed and has ensured our learners have been able to continue and progress during this challenging period. This has enabled JTL learners to continue with their courses under the expert guidance and support of the JTL team.

Online resources are available for all learners, whether learning at one of our Training Centres or a partner college. Furthermore, those studying at a JTL Training Centre will receive access to online tutor support when needed.

We understand that this is a worrying time for many and we continue to monitor the situation closely and follow the advice given by Public Health England.

If you are unsure of how the current situation will affect your JTL apprentice, please take a look at our Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions for employers.

If your business is affected by the COVID-19 outbreak or you have any concerns, please contact your nominated JTL Training Officer immediately or call 0800 085 2308.

Keeping Apprentices in employment

Having being made aware of the challenges some ECA members are currently facing to keep their apprentices employed the ECA have issued some guidance note that sets out the various options available to you as an employer.

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Public Health England Guidance

This guidance is the most accurate and up to date guidance for anyone in any setting.

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Government Funding and support available for businesses

The Gov.uk page COVID-19: support for businesses, provides updated details on the government response and support being made available. This includes the new job retention scheme, wage and sick pay relief.

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Is your ECS card due to expire? The JIB have announced a 3-month extension

For ECS Cards due to expire in March, April or May 2020, the original expiration date has now been automatically extended for a further three months.

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ECA Free industry advice, guidance and webinars

The ECA are providing updates and practical industry relevant guidance on the journey to business recovery following the Covid19 pandemic their website covers Commercial & Legal issues; Employment issues; and Health & Safety issues, along with Government advice and more.

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NHS Bereavement Helpline

The NHS has a Bereavement Line with an updated service during COVID-19. It's open every day from 8am to 8pm. The nurses on the helpline can give you advice, guidance and practical support if you have experienced the loss of someone close to you and need support during this difficult time. Tel: 0800 2600 400

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