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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Colchester Borough Council is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe. 

Coronavirus: updates, advice and guidance

So what’s this digital stuff all about?

Our free online tools will teach you new digital skills. Learn how to use your smart device, laptop or computer.


  • Our free online learning tools


Online tutorials 


Online tutorials currently support up to 8 people at any one time. They are designed to help you progress your online knowledge. We aim to increase the numbers of people we can support in each session, dependent on the topic. 

The tutorials will cover a range of topics including how to use:

  • emails
  • the internet
  • search engines like Google
  • Facebook
  • video calls

We will also cover how to stay safe online and keeping your device safe.

All sessions will be two hours long and will run through the Microsoft Teams app and the Learn My Way website.   

Digital Access Support Officers will be on hand to guide you throughout the whole process, explaining in simple language what you need to know.  

To find out more or to let us know you are interesting in attending a workshop or an online tutorial, express your interest via our online form or contact the team.  

Express your interest in a workshop or tutorial

Colchester: 01206 282 452 
Clacton: 01255 686497 

Event calendar


Ten-week workshop - coming soon


We will be offering a ten-week workshop which will cover basic digital skills including staying safe and legal online, communicating and transacting. 

To show your interested in joining a workshop, complete the online form or contact the team. 

Book a tutorial

Colchester: 01206 282 452 
Clacton: 01255 686497 

How-to guides - coming soon


We are creating how-to guides to help you learn a range of different online skills, from staying safe online to online shopping and communicating with friends and family. Check back soon!

Videos – coming soon


We are creating videos to demonstrate different online skills. Check back soon!

External resources 


Below is a link to relevant websites you might find beneficial. This includes resources relating to using your computer or device, online basics, Office programs, online safety, finding a job online, health online and managing money online. 

This list is correct at time of publication. Please let us know if the links are not working and we will update them. 


Useful online resources



Find details of one-to-one support and group sessions held across Colchester and Tendring.

Digital support events

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