"Employers who furlough workers only to ask them to have a weekly Zoom meeting, [...] for team spirit [...], are an example of people innocently committing furlough fraud as staff are carrying out work duties by having a team meeting. " That is absolutely and categorically wrong. Employers are encouraged to keep in touch and the rules are that employees must not undertake duties which make money for their employer or any organisation linked or associated with it provide services for their employer or any organisation linked or associated with with it. A "team spirit" Zoom call does not meet those definitions in the slightest. ACAS and CIPD recommend to keep in touch with furloughed staff just as you would with staff on extended sick leave or maternity leave. The government agrees and highlights that the employer's duty of care for their employees' wellbeing continues to apply.