Listed below are some resources to help you get online, stay safe online, and make the most of being online. Please be aware that some services mentioned are on hold during the coronavirus outbreak.
If you can't access the internet at home, Oakham Library and Uppingham Library offer free computer and WiFi access. If you can access the internet but you want to connect to faster broadband, read Rutland County Council's advice.
Rutland County Council offer advice on staying safe online, including information for parents.
Barclays' Digital Wings platform covers many topics, including online security.
Get Safe Online is the UK's leading awareness resource helping protect against online issues.
Developing your online skills:
- Rutland Adult Learning & Skills Service (RALSS) offers tailored one-to-one sessions and accredited qualification courses.
- Age UK offer Digital Skills and Computer Know How sessions at Oakham Library, Oakham School and Uppingham Library.
- Learn My Way has free courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe and connected.
Things to do online:
- Register with your GP to book appointments, order prescriptions and more.
- Pay, report and apply online using Rutland County Council's Online Services.
- Manage your borrowed books and eBooks through Rutland Libraries' website.
- Trace your Family History. Ancestry and FindMyPast are free to access in Rutland libraries, and guided Family History sessions take place on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings in Oakham Library.
- Find activities or services using the Rutland Information Service.
- Watch the Rutland Ospreys live and keep up with their latest news
- Learn a language with Duolingo or find a course through FutureLearn
- Communicate with friends and family through social media or video calls.
- Join in with Age UK's online sessions being trialled during the coronavirus outbreak.