Hibs stage Easter Road friendly to road test Covid safety measures

Safeguarding of players and staff key ahead of Premiership kick-off

Hibs manager Jack Ross.
Hibs manager Jack Ross.

HIbs are using today’s pre-season friendly with Hamilton at Easter Road to trial all the new measures they have put in place to safeguard players and staff when competitive action gets underway in less than two weeks.

The Leith side had to call off Saturday’s match with Ross County due to the delayed return of players and managements’ Covid 19 test results.

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They are using their latest warm-up game, against Brian Rice’s side, to road test all the new procedures and physical distancing requirements within Easter Road and ensure Jack Ross’ men are ready for the new season kicking off against Kilmarnock on August 1.

The new campaign kicks off behind closed doors, with strict zoning within stadia to protect all necessary personnel.

And, having made a number of adjustments, including installing a temporary away dressing room in the concourse of the South Stand, the Leith side are using the Hamilton game to stage a dry run of all the new distancing, safety and PPE regulations.

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