Public Health Funerals - Warrant to Enter or Not?

Sometimes related to empty homes work, I've a query about provisions for Public Health Funerals house searches.

Section 61 (1)(d) of the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 confers a right of entry and states a warrant is required if entering residential premises.

Is a warrant always required in all PHF house search? I've seen different approaches in the Councils I've worked for.

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