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29 Jun 2021

Outdoor Hospitality Opens in Wales


Address validation for bookings on hospitality websites

Wales has moved into Alert Level 2, further easing lockdown restrictions across the country. Covid cases are continuously falling, allowing Wales to move through their lockdown roadmap.

As of May 17, six people from six households can now meet in a pub or restaurant, as indoor hospitality and entertainment venues is allowed to reopen. Groups of up to 30 can meet outside, including in private gardens and outdoor hospitality.

Cinemas, bowling alleys, museums, galleries and theatres are also permitted to reopen, as well as all holiday accommodation.

However, rules on socialising indoors in private homes remain the same, with only two households able to form an exclusive bubble to mix indoors at home and have physical contact.

Below is a map of Covid cases in Wales in June.

Covid Cases Wales June 2021

Address Validation

As outdoor hospitality in Wales is now open, everyone will be taking the opportunity to eat out at restaurants and socialise. It's best to make a reservation before you go, to avoid crowded areas.

Restaurants and hotels will have online booking websites with address forms, which are used to ensure customer address data is accurate. This is simplified by Address validation, which is a way to capture full addresses through a drop down.

Ideal Postcodes provides Postcode Lookup and Address Finder functionality for hospitality websites and applications.