Today is the last chance to place employees on furlough leave for the first time.  Anyone who has never been furloughed by the end of today will not be eligible for furlough leave in future under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

That said, news broke yesterday that an exception will be made for parents returning to work after paternity and maternity leave:

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at Harmony HR Solutions if you need further assistance.