Government House confirmed the diagnosis on Sunday evening, saying General Hurley was experiencing “only mild symptoms”.
“He is in isolation at Admiralty House and will continue to follow all health advice and guidelines,” the office of the official secretary to the governor general said in a statement.
“Recent close contacts have been notified. Her Excellency is doubly vaccinated and has received her booster.
“His Excellency will perform his official duties virtually while in isolation.”
The Governor General of Australia and the Governor of New South Wales are representatives of the Queen.
News of the head of state’s infection came just hours after Government House Sydney announced New South Wales Governor Margaret Beazley had tested positive.
“Her Excellency has mild flu-like symptoms and is resting at Government House,” a spokesperson said. “The governor’s immediate program has been canceled in accordance with advice from NSW Health.”
“Organizations the Vice Regal couple have interacted with in recent days have been notified.”
The TF Bathurst Lieutenant Governor will replace the Governor as required.
Her husband, Dennis Wilson, had also tested positive and both were fully vaccinated, a spokesperson said.
The Governor General and the Governor are the Queen’s representatives in Australia and New South Wales.