He added police would be using enforcement but only as a last resort.
The police can’t enforce their way out of this. This is about public conscience, listening to the advice and taking their part to save the lives of islanders.
Police will be taking information from anyone who is stopped and returning those in breach of rules to their homes.
Those found to be persistently breaking rules could be hit with ‘substantial’ fines, but Mr Smith said this would be done ‘reluctantly’.
He added surveillance would not be used to monitor islanders.
It’s important we maintain the trust and confidence of islanders and as chief of police I am determined that is going to happen. There will be no drones. There will be no surveillance. That’s not necessary and I think the public don’t think they need it either.
Lockdown restrictions were put in place on Monday. Islanders are instructed to leave their house as infrequently as possible and only to shop for essential items, exercise or for medical reasons.