Posh and Becks both contracted Covid-19 in March – and sources claim Victoria became concerned her family was “super-spreaders” after they flitted around the world, unaware they were harbouring the virus.
A friend toldThe Sun the pair picked up the virus after a party to celebrate the launch of David’s US football club, Inter Miami.
"It was an absolute nightmare scenario," the friend says.
"David was on duty for his club and Victoria and the kids flew out to support him.
“They attended a couple of swanky networking events as David had promotional commitments in LA and they were shaking hands and kissing fans and various club dignitaries.”
The Beckhams flew back to the UK for eldest son Brooklyn’s 21st birthday party – where guests included Posh’s former fellow Spice Girl Emma Bunton – and then headed back to Miami for more football club events.
Shortly afterwards, David “started to feel ill and then Victoria developed a sore throat and a high temperature,” the source says.
“At the same time, several of their team, including drivers, bodyguards and assistants fell ill – a couple of them very badly so.
“Victoria really panicked and made the whole family quarantine rigidly for more than two weeks. She was utterly petrified they might be super-spreaders and did all she could to minimise future risk.
“Not only was she poorly in bed, she was also completely panicked. It was a rough few weeks.”
After making a full recovery, Victoria and David checked in regularly with their team.
They are understood to have sent “care packages” to at least two staff members who were particularly badly affected.
The couple spent the entire UK summer locked up in their country manor in the Cotswolds and declined several party invites.
They later had swab and antibody tests and were given the all-clear before heading off for some fun in the sun in Greece and Italy.
The pair also cancelled middle son Romeo’s planned 18th birthday party last weekend over fears they would break social distancing rules.
Proof once again that this virus lies in wait for everyone.