The Scottish Football Association board has approved the resumption of football training for Premiership clubs from 11 June.

A suspension of all football activity was introduced on 13 March and was put in place until 11 June at the earliest.

A statement from Scottish football's Joint Response Group read: "The suspension of football will be lifted to enable training from 11 June, specifically for SPFL Premiership first-team squads only.

"Any other competitions wishing to return to training must be able to confirm their ability to meet the testing regime and other safeguarding measures agreed between the Scottish FA and the Scottish Government."

The decision, taken by the SFA board, was a formality after representatives secured backing for safety protocols from the Scottish Government last week.

National clinical director Jason Leitch clarified that teams would be limited to what was allowed in the guidelines for the route out of lockdown, which currently only allow two households to train together outside while social-distancing.

But the Scottish Professional Football League is aiming for a 1 August kick-off for its top division.

A statement from Scottish football's Joint Response Group read:  "The suspension of football will be lifted to enable training from 11 June, specifically for SPFL Premiership first-team squads only.

"Any other competitions wishing to return to training must be able to confirm their ability to meet the testing regime and other safeguarding measures agreed between the Scottish FA and the Scottish Government.

"The suspension remains in place for those competitions that cannot meet such criteria and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis."

Meanwhile Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson has still not ruled out some fans being present when the season kicks off.

A deal was ratified with Sky on Wednesday to allow clubs to sell virtual season tickets and live-stream their home matches amid expectations that games will be played behind closed doors.

Robertson told Rangers TV: "We are working on the basis that the season is going to start at the beginning of August. That will obviously depend on the government restrictions but at the moment it is looking as though it will be the beginning of August, probably behind closed doors initially, maybe with small crowds. There is a lot of work going on in that side of things."

No target date has been set for other Scottish divisions but Robertson revealed the latest on plans for the Betfred Cup, which normally starts in mid-July.

"We are hoping to be back (for pre-season training) round about June 15," he said. "There is a lot of detailed work behind the scenes there. We look forward to announcing a couple of pre-season friendlies as well, we need to get the guys up and running again, but we need to do it safely and carefully.

"It looks as though the League Cup is going to be moved back to October/November time. That's not been confirmed yet but that's the latest."