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Derbyshire | A Long History

Derby is the county town of Derbyshire gained city status in 1977, originally it was a Roman settlement, but during the industrial revolution the city was rocketed into motion. Since the 18th century, Derby has become one of England’s engineering hubs being the home of the Rolls Royce factories.

Like the rest of the United Kingdom (UK), Derby first went into lockdown late March and came out in June. In September Derby was experiencing a much higher Covid-19 infection rate than the rest of the population, and was thrown back into lockdown. It is believed this is linked to the prevalence of young people in public-facing roles contributed greatly to the rise.

As of right now, late November, Derby is still experiencing a much higher COVID-19 infection rate than the rest of the population even though that rate has still fallen.

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On the 3rd of December, Derby will enter Tier 3, basically elongating the lockdown they’re currently facing. This will mean no mixing of households will be allowed indoors or outdoors, restaurants will be closed other than for collection, and most non essential services will be shut.

Dating agency Derbyshire have created an on the go dating system which can be utilised by Derbyshire singles this lockdown. This app will help you connect with other locals to prepare for a time when face to face interaction is possible. This Derbyshire dating site is already being used by many, so if you’re single check it out. Below are some tips to aid your dating process.


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Tips for dating in Lockdown

Use local dating sites

Due to Covid-19 we now live in an environment where we are all at risk of contracting, and falling ill/spreading a virus which has already had global effects. For this reason alone, when looking for someone to date steer clear of searching overseas as we are unsure when these relationships which truly become feasible again. 

Have Fun

What’s the use doing something if you can’t reap the good, or atlesst see the silver lining. Try not to be sour, many plans may fall through. People’s whole lives have been turned upside down.

Manage your expectations

Not everyone who is using dating sites will be seeking to meet right away. Try to keep in mind that many of these people haven’t seen their friends/colleagues/and, or certain colleagues for a number of months.

Video Chat/WhatsApp Call

If you’re in a Tier 3 location you may be fined if it is found you met up with someone. So avoid this, especially if you are caring for an at risk individual. All possibilities of catching the virus are reduced when you video chat from the comfort of your own home.

Distance from others

There is still a deadly virus which is currently killing people. Therefore, proceed accordingly wear a mask and try to keep away from others. This way you not only increase your chance of survival but likelihood that you will continue dating for years to come.

So if you are pushed to date, don’t forget there are things you can do to keep safe!


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