NZSA announces Covid-19 Guardian Award winner – congratulations to Miranda Clark and Bryan Keightley

Congratulations to our Covid-19 Guardian Award winners:


Miranda and Bryan have received their award for outstanding service at the Baypark Covid-19 assessment centre in Tauranga during Level 4 lock-down. The original commendation came from a member of the public, Andrea Crawford, who praised all of the staff there but called out the security team for the care, compassion and professionalsim they showed with patients who were very stressed and going through what can be an unpleasant procedure.

She said “I am just one of thousands, but I did not feel like I was, I felt cared for….and the medical staff could not have done their jobs so well without such a great support crew and that includes the security team.”

Heather Jones, the Managing Director of Aegis Private Security, is rightly proud of her team and said “A great employee is like a four-leaf clover, very hard to find and lucky to have.”

The NZSA introduced the Covid-19 Guardian Award as a way in which the wider community can recognise and say thanks to security personnel for their efforts.

Nominations for the Covid-19 Guardian Award can be submitted via the NZSA website. The nomination process is easy to complete online and will only take a few minutes.

We need you to help us with this initiative, not only with submitting nominations but more importantly, in helping us to communicate the award to the wider community. We have provided a template communication you can use to forward to your customers, suppliers and staff, to post on your social media pages or local community pages, and ask that you share the NZSA’s Facebook and LinkedIn posts with your contacts.

We want to take the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the efforts of our workers and in particular, those who have gone above and beyond all expectations. Be it acting with kindness, stepping in to keep people safe, helping the community or even just giving a big warm smile, their efforts have been appreciated.

This is a great chance for us as an industry to promote the outstanding work that our people perform each and every day, so we would really welcome your support in helping us get the message out there.

Stay safe and keep well.

From the NZSA team.