Coronavirus Notice for Clients and Candidates

Updated Coronavirus Message – Monday 23rd March 2020

We believe the next 12 weeks are crucial and we all need to get through this. Some of our staff are working from home, others are on a rota so between 1 -2 people will be in the office at any one time. Actual opening hours for appointments only will be 10am – 3pm.

We do operate a 24 hour telephone service, but please try to call us in core hours. We are still meeting candidates for specific roles and our protocols are high regarding social distancing and hygiene.

We work with clients who are providing critical services and will be needing our support as we are indeed an agency to trust.

Emails are being read on a day to day basis, but forgive us if we cannot reply to everyone; but when roles come in again and others go back to live status, we will go through our emails and contact you.

You can follow our us on social media via Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook and it would be great to hear from you.

From a practical point of view, I guess now is the time to update your CV; if you need it reviewing just send it to us.

Keep safe and stay positive – 12 weeks is the magic figure to lock down and get through 😊


As a valued client or candidate of Johnson Underwood, we want to let you know that the health and well-being of both our staff and wider community are paramount.

We are aware that many of you may be concerned about Coronavirus (COVID-19). We would like to reassure everyone that we are taking all necessary steps to ensure that we protect against the risk of Coronavirus so that we can continue to provide a professional and safe recruitment service to our local community. We are working with Public Health Northamptonshire advice and are monitoring the situation in line with current planning and information available from the government. We all have a role to play to ensure we can keep business as usual.

As we work in recruitment, we still need to meet people on a regular basis, but this will be strictly by appointment only. All clients and candidates will be asked to confirm that they have not recently travelled overseas or been in contact with anyone who may have been exposed to Coronavirus before we meet with them.

We shall continue to follow our in depth compliance procedures and assure you that we shall not be partaking of the bartering some candidates have already started, playing one client off against another to secure higher rates for the work they do, including jumping from one assignment to another.

Please follow the below advice in order to help reduce risk:

  • If you are feeling unwell, please do not visit Johnson Underwood. Please ring us to change your appointment.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. Including backs of hands and under nails – for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser gel which is available in reception.
  • Catch all coughs and sneezes in a tissue – which you must dispose of in a bin. If you do not have a tissue to hand, it’s advisable to cough or sneeze into your elbow. Always wash your hands afterwards or use a sanitiser.


Please follow the government guidelines or if you have any questions, please email who will answer your queries to the best of her knowledge.

We work with a number of clients who are manufactures of goods, ingredients and services and of course the Public sector, that must continue production/services regardless of the corona outbreak and therefore if any members of their staff need to self-isolate or become ill, they shall be seeking to replace them immediately until they are fit enough to return.

Johnson Underwood are currently in the process of building a reserve list of temporary workers, in association with our normal list of temps to be able to facilitate this. Please continue to register with Johnson Underwood to ensure we can fulfill this expectation and find suitable positions for all of our temps as quickly as possible. CV’s can be sent to for Industrial roles and for all other positions.


If you are a company offering critical services and you require staffing support throuout this pandemic, please email

Keep safe everyone.

From the team at Johnson Underwood