But what about the adulterers?
Nobody seems to give a damn about the chaos that the coronavirus crisis will cause to all those people having illicit affairs. Where's their grant? And before you get all upset about me taking the mickey out of this crisis, just remember one thing. We all own this crisis. It can take away any one of us, and as a 47-year -old asthmatic I'm on the higher-than-others risk list. So, yes, I do think I have a right to take the mickey.
All I can do is keep washing my hands, distance myself from others, and just hope that the bastard thing doesn't somehow sneak in through my letterbox and do me in while I'm sleeping.
So, back to the adulterers. Imagine the stress they're under, sneaking off to the bathroom for illicit contacts over Facetime, sexting each other whilst pretending to watch the 'Line of Duty' boxset, and wondering what'll happen with their lover trapped in the house with him/her?
On the one hand, it could confirm to each why exactly they're having an affair in the first place, trapped in the house with him snoring loudly in front of 'The Eagle has Landed' having put away half a Marks and Sparks shepherd's pie, or her going on endlessly about what a cow her sister is and the way your one at the school looks down her nose at her because she drives a Range Rover.
There'll be erotic pictures too, both sides making a huge effort to get the lighting just right (again a struggle in the bathroom, using the 148 rolls of toilet paper to provide shade) and being extra careful when sending it because accidentally sending Tony in accounts a picture of you with your gentlemen's ahem hanging out could lead to all sorts of disciplinary avenues if we all get back to work someday.
Phone sex whispered while out in the garden shed "fixing the lawnmower" is also a possibility, although there's a whole etiquette at play here. Do you just charge in like some sort of gynecological checklist or do you set some sort of fantasy tone first, all the while peering through a half-closed shed door in case one of the kids suddenly remembers there's a Swingball buried in there somewhere. It's a fraught business.
But what if it goes the other way? What if she, trapped with her husband, starts to remember why she fell for him in the first place? What if he does?
It's unlikely because if we have learned one thing about human relationships it is that once it passes the point of irritation for one side, it is rare that it comes back. Just look at the number of stunningly beautiful people who divorced other stunningly beautiful people. But it could happen.
Still, on the plus side, think of the economic stimulus when the crisis is over and the mid-priced hotels of the country are overwhelmed with Mr and Ms Smiths staying "just the one night, thank you", away at "business conferences".
All that assumes that there won't be a load of murders, of course.
Estranged couples trapped in close proximity for weeks, and her finally beating him over the head with that leg of cured Lidl Jamón Serrano that he mocked her for buying.
When you think about it, the timing is excellent. Nobody is coming to the house, or expects to see him, and she can always reply to any texts from his mates if any get suspicious.
As for the body: well, there's always the back garden, and although the neighbours might be surprised to see her giving the rose bed so much attention, she won't be the first to have discovered a passion for greenfingery in a lockdown. You can already see the curtains twitching.
"The husband left her after the virus. Ran away with some floozy, they say. Probably cracked up after two months of putting up with her and her Lady Muck ways. I saw her buying one of those giant legs of ham, sure what would you use that for? Who does she think she's fooling? Although she has those roses coming up lovely."
But let's not be too morbid, sure there's enough of that.
Just consider that somewhere out there in lockdown land will be some couple having an online date.
Initially as something to fight the boredom, somewhere two people have been set up by friends, and there'll be a mad effort to tidy themselves up (despite both protesting that they didn't make an effort).
His hair will be too long, making him look like an extra from 'Game of Thrones' (or 'The Streets of San Francisco' to an older vintage) and she'll be angling to make sure her roots don't show.
Both will be trying to make sure the background sends the right message, her removing the entire 'Fifty Shades of Grey' series from the bookshelf, him his entire 'Star Wars' DVD collection.
For most, it won't work, a means of distraction for a half-hour as they struggle through an awkward conversation and a promise (lie) to meet after normality or something close to it returns.
But for one couple out there, the awkwardness will turn into easy conversation, then mutual interests, then their own vocabulary and in-jokes and both watching a Netflix movie at the same time across the country and texting each other quips and remarks and questions like "Wasn't he in 'The West Wing'?" And maybe, just maybe, a story in a best man's speech.
Wouldn't it be lovely if something nice came out of this awful time?
As elderly men around the world bunker down with only their wives for sexual company, you might have thought that the public was never more in need of Playboy. But, like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction, coronavirus has done for the bunny.