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Repurposing an old device for offline use

This is an overview of how you can repurpose an old tablet for reading, listening to music and using various other apps without an internet connection.

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Sporting memories

During COVID-19 we are physically separated from our sports teams and this togetherness. But we still have access to vast libraries of sporting memories online to engage with and share our passion.

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Staying safe at home

This resource brings together guidance and information on reducing your risk of accidents in the home.

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Tips on supporting your community safely

The Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) and Public Health Scotland have developed comprehensive advice on how community groups can safely provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Video calling

Video calls offer free face-to-face chats and provide that visual connection that standard phone calls cannot. You can also organise group calls with more than one person to share a special occasion or simply sit down for a virtual coffee break.

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Virtual gallery and museum tours

Regardless of your location, you can virtually visit many of the world's leading galleries and museums using a smartphone or tablet.

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Virtual zoo and aquarium tours

A number of wildlife centres, zoos, aquariums and even farms provide online videos and live web cams of their animals that you can view from the comfort of your home,

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