Despite this, many owners are expressing concerns about being able to comply with the regulations.
To mark the occasion, Monty Python’s Twitter account shared a photo of the troupe, writing: “It’s time to dust off your finest attire now that pubs & restaurants are open from tomorrow.”
However, Idle was quick to denounce the post as “s*** advice”.
“Do not listen,” he wrote. “I have nothing to do with this. In the wise words of my wife. ‘What has changed?” Nothing. There is no cure, there is no vaccine. Go out at your peril. Mingle at your own risk.’”
He added: “Unless your pub is called The Grim Reaper, you should stay home. Please be safe.”
The reopening of pubs and restaurant forms part of the prime minister’s “roadmap” for easing lockdown restrictions