The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance about isolation door signs at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
The following signs can be printed using the links in this document.
All signs have to be laminated before being displayed on the ward or in the department. The signs should be attached to the doors with either ‘Hook & loop sticky pads’ (NHS Order Code: WYL4510) or non-marking wall mounting tabs (eg ‘Hospital Hang Ups™’ NHS Order Code: WZP768). Other types of self-adhesive tape are for infection control reasons not permitted.
Please ensure that the signs are kept in a suitable condition and replaced when needed.
Isolation door signs
Contact precautions (red sign). Should be used for patients in contact isolation.
Droplet/airborne precautions (blue sign). Should be used for patients in droplet/airborne isolation.
Protective precautions (yellow sign). Should be used for patients requiring protective isolation.
Protective post-transplant precautions (green sign). Should be used for patients undergoing transplantation (BMT/solid organ).
These signs have been designed by the GOSH Infection Prevention and Control Team and have been approved by the Infection Control Committee.
Please contact a member of the Infection Prevention and Control Team on ext: 5284 or bleep 0640 if there are any queries.
Department of Health (2008) The Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance (online) Accessed: 9 September 2011.
Barbara Brekle, Deputy Lead Nurse for Infection Prevention and Control, Infection Control
Deirdre Malone, Lead Nurse and Deputy Director of Infection Prevention & Control, Infection Control
Clinical Practice Committee
First introduced: 1March 2002
Date approved: 1 November 2011
Review schedule: Two years
Next review: 1 November 2013
Document version: 1.3
Replaces version: 1.2