While there have been calls for coronavirus tests to be made available to NHS staff and the wider public, currently individuals are only tested if they are being treated in hospital.
For the rest of the public, the UK government says if you show symptoms for the virus — the two main symptoms being a high temperature and a new, continuous cough — you should stay at home for seven days and not call 111 or attend a GP or hospital.
If you do not get better on your own within a week, or your symptoms get worse, then you can seek medical help, says the most recent NHS advice.
Currently there is no specific treatment for coronavirus and any potential treatment, in hospital or elsewhere, simply aims to relieve symptoms rather than cure them.
So what should you do if you’re at home with symptoms and waiting for them