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.

In-line with the Government’s directive we are slowly reintroducing face to face training at our centres, colleges we work with may vary, please check with your local Training Officer for the status of your local training facility. We have also introduced a remote learning plan which 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.

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.

Below are some links offering advice and guidance that you may find useful as an employer and as a business during this time.

Keeping Apprentices in employment

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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.  

Keeping Apprentices in employment guidance issued by the ECA

Public Health England Guidance

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

Click here to see guidance in full below

Public Health England Guidance Website

Government Funding and support available for businesses

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The 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.

Guidance for employers and businesses about Covid-19

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

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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.

Read more by clicking below.

ECS Card

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.

ECA advice and guidance 


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

Bereavement advice and support

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