Hibs have been given the green light to resume full contact training from Monday.

The club returned to physically distanced training last week but confirmation from Scottish Government ministers today is a significant step toward the resumption of competitive football.

Jack Ross will now have five weeks of contact training before the Scottish Premiership season is due to kick off on the first weekend of August.

A statement from the Scottish football authorities read: “The Joint Response Group can now confirm that ministers have formally approved full contact training for Scottish Premiership clubs from tomorrow, Monday June 29.

“We would therefore encourage clubs to inform all team staff as soon as possible to facilitate the updated guidance, and clarify that the approval for full contact training is inclusive of all Phase 4 requirements outlined in the Joint Response Group Return to Training protocols reissued on Friday.

“Ministers have underlined that this return to full contact training is subject to observing public health measures, including testing.”