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Going back to your query, the relevant article you need is actually this one:
As you can see, this is a bit of a grey area, which is not surprising considering this is a situation we have never had before and one which the law had not planned for specifically.
The latest guidance from the Government is covered in that article and states:
"If an employer requires a worker to take holiday while on furlough, the employer should consider whether any restrictions the worker is under, such as the need to socially distance or self-isolate, would prevent the worker from resting, relaxing and enjoying leisure time, which is the fundamental purpose of holiday."
If this is applicable for the time you are required to take your holidays, you can challenge the employer’s decision. However, they can still proceed with it and deduct the days from your total allowance. It is then up to you to make a claim in the Employment Tribunal to recover the payments for these days and that is when we will find out what the tribunals think of this situation as it would be the first time they would have had to consider it.
Does this answer your query?