Please could I ask for some advice?
My mum works in a GP surgery as a medical secretary. She's still required to go to work, despite the fact that there is very little work to do - which to be clear she is fine with (although would prefer to be busy)
However, she is surrounded by colleagues who just don't seem to understand/care about the seriousness of the situation (which is frankly baffling given the sector that she works in). The practice manager and all other admin staff have a gung ho attitude saying things like 'It won't get me' 'If we stick together we'll be fine' and 'We're NHS we don't get sick'
They make cups of tea huddled together and chat in the small kitchen in the surgery and go on group walks to the supermarket at lunch.
My mum has only worked there for 6weeks or so but is totally uncomfortable with the situation. She was asked yesterday why she brought her own flask of tea in. When she said she didn't want to be in the kitchen as it wasn't possible to maintain a safe distance they all laughed at her.
In addition, one of her colleagues has just been sent home with a cough and a temperature. They have wiped her desk with an anti-bac wipe and are just cracking on.
She doesn't know what to do and I don't know how to advise her.
She's 59, fairly healthy and lives on her own after my dad died two years ago.
Any suggestions? Thanks so much
EDIT - My Dad essentially died from flu so this is also hugely difficult for her and she's terrified.